Dr. Thomas Hatch DDS and the team at Hatch Dental are pleased to provide professional and caring dental services to their patients from Reedsburg WI and the surrounding communities. Our dental services include: children's, cosmetic, family, implant, orthodontic, preventive, restorative and sedation dentistry.
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
Your teeth are covered with a sticky film called plaque that can
contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque contains bacteria, which
following a meal or snack containing sugar can release acids that attack tooth
enamel. Repeated attacks can cause the enamel to break down, eventually
resulting in cavities. Plaque that is not removed with thorough daily brushing
and cleaning between teeth can eventually harden into calculus or tartar. This
makes it more difficult to keep your teeth clean.
When tartar collects above the gum line, the gum tissue can
become swollen and may bleed easily. This is called gingivitis, the early stage
of gum disease. You can prevent plaque buildup and keep your teeth cavity-free
by regularly visiting the dentist, brushing twice a day with a fluoride
toothpaste and cleaning between your teeth with dental floss daily.