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Are you in the know about plaque? Do you know the dangers plaque can produce for your smile and overall oral health? If not, you are not alone. Thousands of people disregard the need to clear plaque from their teeth, which causes serious oral health problems down the road and into their future.

Our doctor, Dr. Derek C. Barnes, is happy to help you with your plaque and tartar removal needs. Furthermore, our team in Charlotte, North Carolina, is happy to share some information with you about plaque and why it is important to remove.

Plaque is a sticky substance that contains bacteria that stick to your teeth after you consume any foods or drinks. If disregarded, plaque can cause the bacteria to trickle into your tooth enamel and gums, which leads to tartar buildup and can only be detached by your dentist. These two substances create cavities when untreated, which can rot your teeth, cause tooth loss and lead to gum disease. That is why it is indispensable to remove plaque at least twice a day by brushing and floss daily.

If you brush regularly and keep up with your oral health hygiene, then you are setting yourself up for positive oral health in your future. If you need to see a dentist, or if you have questions about your oral health, please call us today at 704-849-6700 to set up an appointment. At the dental practice of Derek C. Barnes, DMD we look forward to seeing your smile.