James Van Sicklen, Jr. DDS | Stockton, CA Dentist

The Hidden Dangers of Plaque and Tartar: Prevention and Treatment

Focusing on Preventative Dental Health

At the office of Dr. James Van Sicklen DDS in Stockton, CA, we understand that the prevention of plaque and tartar is crucial to maintaining both oral and overall health. This blog post, guided by Dr. James Van Sicklen, will explore the risks associated with plaque and tartar buildup and the effective strategies for prevention and treatment.

Understanding Plaque and Tartar

Plaque is a soft, sticky film that forms on teeth and contains bacteria. If not removed regularly, plaque can harden into tartar, a more rigid deposit that clings to enamel and can lead to gum disease. Dr. Van Sicklen will explain how regular dental care can prevent these substances from damaging your oral health.

Preventive Measures

To combat plaque and tartar, Dr. Van Sicklen recommends regular brushing, flossing, and the use of antiseptic mouthwash to reduce bacteria in the mouth. Professional dental cleanings at Dr. James Van Sicklen DDS are essential, as they remove tartar deposits that at-home cleaning cannot.

Professional Treatment Options

For patients experiencing plaque and tartar buildup that has led to gum disease or other dental issues, Dr. Van Sicklen provides professional treatments such as scaling and root planing. These treatments are thoroughly explained, highlighting how they help restore gum health and prevent further dental complications.

Emphasizing Routine Dental Care

Dr. Van Sicklen and our team are dedicated to educating patients about the importance of maintaining a clean and healthy mouth. By understanding the dangers of plaque and tartar, patients can take proactive steps to prevent associated health issues.

For further information on preventing and treating plaque and tartar buildup, contact Dr. James Van Sicklen DDS at (209) 951-3436. Learn more about our dental services and schedule your next cleaning by visiting our website.

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