Believe it or not, plaque can rear its ugly head in any Daly City 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 Daly City 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 (that’s plaque). 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, if you dare.) 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 San Francisco, San Mateo, Pacifica, and Half Moon Bay folks. We encourage anyone in the San Francisco 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 teeth whitening, and even dental implants may surprise you. At our Daly City cosmetic dentistry office you can expect to learn about restorative dentistry, sleep apnea and snoring, TMJ treatment, Invisalign, Lumineers and any number of other dental services.
Kenneth Hovden has been serving the Daly City area since 1981. Call 650-755-6000 to schedule a consultation.
Kenneth Hovden DDS
901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California 94015