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The Hidden Dangers of Plaque and Tartar: Prevention and Treatment

Focusing on Oral Health

At Stephen Cheung DDS in Lodi, CA, we emphasize the importance of preventing plaque and tartar buildup to maintain oral health and prevent more serious dental issues. This blog, guided by Dr. Stephen Cheung at our practice located at 1420 S Mills Ave Suite D, explores effective strategies for managing these common dental problems.

Understanding Plaque and Tartar

Plaque is a soft, sticky film that forms on your teeth, containing bacteria that can lead to tartar if not removed regularly. Tartar is harder and can contribute to gum disease if not addressed. This post will detail the risks associated with plaque and tartar and the methods to prevent them.

Prevention Strategies

Effective oral hygiene is crucial in preventing plaque and tartar. Dr. Cheung recommends brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and using mouthwash to manage bacteria levels. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings at Stephen Cheung DDS are essential, as professional cleaning is the only way to remove tartar once it has formed.

Professional Treatment Options

For those with plaque and tartar buildup leading to dental issues, Dr. Cheung offers professional treatments such as scaling and root planing. These methods are explained in detail, showing how they can help manage gum disease and restore oral health.

Proactive Dental Care

Dr. Stephen Cheung and our team are dedicated to educating patients about the importance of controlling plaque and tartar. By understanding these issues and maintaining good oral hygiene, our patients can prevent many potential dental problems.

For more information or to book a cleaning, contact Stephen Cheung DDS at (209) 369-3617. Visit our website to learn more about our services and how we can help you maintain optimal oral health.


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