Plaque and tartar are among the most significant threats to oral health, leading to a range of issues if not adequately addressed. At Pleasanton Star Dental, Dr. Vundavalli and our dedicated team are committed to educating our patients on the risks associated with plaque and tartar. Located at 2324 Santa Rita Rd., Suite 3, Pleasanton, CA, our practice offers comprehensive care aimed at preventing and treating plaque and tartar buildup to maintain optimal oral health.
Plaque is a soft, sticky film of bacteria that forms on the teeth and gums. Without regular removal through brushing and flossing, plaque can harden into tartar — a calcified deposit that strongly adheres to tooth enamel and can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Differentiating between plaque and tartar is crucial for effective oral hygiene and preventing their adverse impacts on dental health.
Unchecked plaque and tartar buildup can result in significant oral health issues, including gum disease, tooth decay, and potentially tooth loss. Moreover, oral health significantly influences overall health, with studies suggesting links between gum disease and systemic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Thus, maintaining a clean mouth is vital for both dental and general health.