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You’ve likely heard that if you don’t brush and floss, plaque will build up in your mouth. But do you know what that actually means?

Plaque is a white, sticky substance that clings to your teeth. When you eat, food particles remain on your teeth. These leftover nutrients feed bacteria, which in turn produce plaque. Plaque can damage your tooth enamel and your gums, leading to decay and periodontal disease.

Thankfully, you can remove this plaque easily. All you have to do is brush and floss your teeth. If you neglect this simple daily chore, your plaque will harden into tartar. To remove tartar, you’ll need to visit a dental professional. Otherwise gum disease is imminent.

A professional cleaning is often enough to reverse the first stage of gum disease – gingivitis. We will remove plaque and tartar you’re your teeth and also offer a professional fluoride treatment to strengthen your tooth enamel from further attacks. But don’t let your plaque buildup go that far. Simply brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day, and attend your regular dental cleanings, and you won’t have to worry.

Is it time for your dental checkup in Kansas City, Missouri? Just call Dr. Seth Rush at 816-444-8822. Our dentist, Dr. Rush, and our team are eager to receive your call.