Patients who have purchased toothpaste may be familiar with specific information on the packaging referring to the removal of plaque. Many Woodstock, GA area patients who visit the dentist have questions about what plaque is and how it is affecting their smiles.
Plaque is a film that can develop on the teeth. It is typically a pale yellow in color and is caused by bacteria that attaches to the enamel. When left on the teeth, it can harden and become tartar, a more difficult type of film to remove from the surfaces of the teeth. Plaque and tartar are contributing factors to periodontal disease.
Brushing and flossing the teeth after every meal is the best way to remove plaque effectively. Removing plaque can keep it from turning into tartar, which is extremely problematic. A dental professional is the only one who can remove tartar once it has hardened, so for best oral health, patients should keep plaque at bay. This is often done by brushing with a fluoride toothpaste.
To avoid plaque formation, patients should only eat healthy foods and brush their teeth after every meal. This helps keep the teeth from becoming a victim of tartar. Patients can also visit their dentist for professional teeth cleanings during which plaque and tartar can be removed from all surfaces of the teeth and gums to help reduce the risk of periodontal disease and cavities.
Patients in the Woodstock, GA community who want to learn more about good oral health and avoiding the formation of plaque and tartar are welcome to contact 32 Dental. Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley can help patients understand how plaque and tartar can negatively affect the smile and result in a lifetime of chronic oral problems such as periodontal disease, which can only be controlled and not cured once it develops. Our practice happily accepts new patients and work with individuals of all ages in enjoying better dental health for life!
Dr. Vo and Dr. Breckly are absolutely fantastic! Never worry about another painful trip to the dentist if you are going to see them. They make sure you are never in any pain throughout the entire procedure. I just had my wisdom teeth removed and Dr. Vo did a fabulous job, as always. I had four impacted wisdom teeth and they were out before I knew it. I was up and eating solid food the very same day, and could have been back at work if I needed to. My stitches fell out within a few days and everything healed up much faster than any of my friends who saw other doctors. I stayed awake for the procedure, and I would say that it definitely is much better than being put to sleep. It has a faster heal time and less discomfort. My face honestly didn't even swell. I've gone to Dr. Vo and Breckly for minor things before and they have always been amazing, but after my great experience with something more major, I know they are by far the two of the best dentists, I have ever seen.
Dr. Vo and Dr. Berkley are the ONLY dentists we see. Dr. Vos taken care of my parents, my husband, our daughter and son, and myself for the past 7 years. We love the care and the personal relationship she establishes with her patients. She takes the time to get to know us, our families, our dental concerns, which is NOT the usual in the business.Thank you for everything. Dr. Berkley is very attentive and gently with my children. We came in for a cleaning yesterday and they did great under his medical care. The staff is extremely professional and willing to help. Amazing team. If you have been afraid of the dentist, check them out and theyll change your mind about dentistry.
My family and I love Dr. Vo. I would suggest this practice to anyone who wants a dentist and staff that truly care about your health and will go above and beyond the typical dentist. I followed Dr. Vo from a previous office, and although this office is farther away, it is worth it because of how caring the staff is.
Switched to 32 dental after Dr. Breckley left Dr. Goetees practice. Great staff, and nice space. They use the latest technologies and have K cups in the waiting room!
Dr. Vo is fantastic. She is patient, knowledgeable, and excellent at her job, and most importantly, she takes time to answer your questions and explain any concerns she has about your teeth, so you really know what\'s going on. It inspires me to take better care of my teeth. By far, she is the best dentist I have been been to, and I highly recommend her. No more of those dime-a-dozen dentists for me!