No matter how often you brush and floss, it's impossible to remove tartar at home. Fortunately, a visit to your Kitty Hawk and Outer Banks, NC, dentists, Dr. Markus Heyder, Dr. Gunther Heyder and Dr. Ashley Parham, will leave your teeth sparkling clean. During your appointment at professional cleaning at Atlantic Dentistry's offices in Kitty Hawk or Manteo, every speck of tartar will be removed from your teeth.
4 reasons why tartar removal is so important
Tartar is a hard deposit that forms if you don't brush or floss thoroughly. Plaque, a sticky, transparent film that contains bacteria, turns into tartar in about 10 days. Once tartar forms on your teeth, the only way to get rid of it is by scheduling a professional cleaning with your dentists at the Kitty Hawk and Outer Branks, NC, dental office. Advantages of removing tartar include:
- A More Attractive Smile: Unlike colorless plaque, tartar is very obvious on your teeth. The deposit looks gray or brown and tends to form between teeth and at the bottoms of teeth. Scheduling cleaning appointments every six months is a simple way to keep your smile picture-perfect.
- Fewer Cavities: Tartar gives bacteria more space to grow. When you have bacteria on your teeth, you're more likely to develop cavities. During your dental cleaning, the hygienist uses a special tool that safely removes tartar and bacteria from your teeth.
- Lower Risk of Gum Disease: Tartar irritates your sensitive gum tissue and may cause gingivitis, the mildest form of gum disease. Gingivitis symptoms including bleeding gums when you brush and floss, sore gums, redness and receding gums. Good oral hygiene and regular professional cleanings will help you avoid gingivitis and the more severe form of gum disease.
- Better Breath: Do you wish your breath smelled better? Tartar and bacteria buildup could be the reason that you have bad breath. After the tartar is removed, you'll notice a significant improvement in your breath.
Do you need to take care of your tartar buildup? Make an appointment with Dr. Markus Heyder, Dr. Gunter Heyder or Dr. Parham of Atlantic Dentistry, serving the Outer Banks and Kitty Hawk, NC. Call the dentists at (252) 261-7700 to reach the Kitty Hawk office, or schedule your visit with the Manteo office by calling (252) 475-9841.