Believe it or not plaque can rear its ugly head in any Charlotte mouth – even yours – no matter how meticulous you try to be. If you have deep grooves, watch out. If you have a receding gum line, watch out. If you are a candy-loving Charlotte resident with the proverbial sweet tooth, watch out.
The plaque process goes something like this:
Bacteria naturally occurs in the mouth, always will. Bacteria will try to colonize on the smooth surfaces of your teeth. At first, it will be soft enough to be removed with a fingernail. After 48 hours, it will start to harden. Give it 10 days and it will be that substance most difficult to remove, tartar. (See picture.) This bacteria will feed on sugars and produce acid that will eat away the tissues of the tooth and lead to cavities. Cavities will originate on the surface and spread on and through the tooth. The best way to deal with plaque is to have a consistent removal process, i.e. regular daily brushing and flossing after eating and even sleeping.
A fabulous smile with fabulous teeth isn’t always the reality for Dilworth, Myers Park, Cotswold, and South Park folks. We encourage anyone in the Dilworth area who is unhappy with their smile to consider the benefits of a smile makeover.
Cosmetic dentistry can be a significant investment but the truth of just how much it will cost for veneers, braces, dental implants and even teeth whitening may surprise you. At our Charlotte cosmetic dentistry office you can expect to learn about smile makeovers, restorative dentistry, dental implants, sedation dentistry, adult cosmetic orthodontics and any number of other dental services.
Christopher Bowman has been serving the Charlotte area since 1996. Call 704-307-2821 to schedule a consultation.
Christopher A. Bowman, DDS, PA
1618 E Morehead St Ste 100
Charlotte, North Carolina 28207