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MIDTOWN: 281-783-3227

Tartar and Plaque Removal and Extraction

Tartar and Plague Extraction

Most people think that when you get old, you will start losing your teeth naturally. This isn’t true! You can have your teeth even in your old age, if you take good care of your teeth every day. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy, should be a necessary practice.

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Tartar and Plaque Removal and Extraction

Most people think that when you get old, you will start losing your teeth naturally. This isn’t true. You can have your teeth even in your old age, if you take good care of your teeth every day. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy, should be a necessary practice.

Does your tooth feel sticky and look discolored? Chances are that dental plaque and tartar have formed on your teeth. You may wonder what difference between tartar and plague is. You might think they are the same; however, the two are quite different. But one thing you will learn from all this is that taking care of your oral health is very important. In fact, most cases of plaque and tartar are because of poor oral hygiene.

What is dental plague? This sticky, soft film forms on your teeth or under the gums! Plague contains a huge number of bacteria. Generally, when you eat or drink carbs or sugar, you won’t be the only one feeding, even the bacteria in your mouth will be feeding on the same food. As the bacteria feeds on the carbs or sugars, they will produce acids that will attack your tooth. The acids attacks result to dental erosion, dental decay and cavities.

Brush and floss your teeth regularly is a common statement all over the internet and in every dental clinic. Now you know the reason why. Routine dental care is the first step to protecting your teeth from dental decay, cavities, and other dental issues. Brush and floss your teeth at least twice in a day to prevent plaque buildup.

What is tartar? When plaque isn’t removed on time, it hardens and forms tartar! In other words, tartar is just a form of plaque, but in a hardened form. Tartar is also known as calculus. Tartar is quite hard to extract, and it will require professional help to do so. Unlike plague, you can’t get rid of tartar by brushing or flossing. Tartar causes a number of dental issues from tooth decay, cavities, to tooth discoloration.

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Why do you need tartar and plaque removal and extraction?

There is need for removing plaque and tartar. You don’t want the situation to get more complicated. Plaque and tartar causes cavities, dental decay and teeth discoloration. If you don’t extract the tartar or plague on time, the situation will be more complicated and you might even lose your tooth.

Having tooth cavities or decay is the last thing you want. Not only is it expensive and time consuming to treat such cases, but you might also lose your tooth in the process. This happens if the tooth cavity or decay touches the pulp or root of the tooth. If you don’t want such scenarios to happen, you should have the plaque or tartar removed on time. It is advisable to visit your dentist after every 6 months for check-up, and in case there is any tartar or plaque your dentist will remove them during the visit.


Who is more susceptible to needing tartar and plague removal and extraction?

Once we are done eating or drinking, some food particles remains in our mouths. Our mouth has bacteria that feeds on the food particles. Sugars and carbs are the main food that these bacteria thrive in. You need to avoid sugary food and drinks as well as carbs, but if your can’t manage to, you should make sure you have brushed your teeth at least twice a day and floss them once per day. If you don’t floss or brush your teeth properly every day, you may end up with plaque or tartar build-up. In fact, people with poor dental hygiene are more susceptible to needing tartar and plaque extraction.

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How do you treat a patient using this dental method?

Oral hygiene is very important if you want to have a good oral health. If have plague on your teeth, don’t let the increased sensitivity, tooth pain, gum swelling and other plaque related issues occur. Seek dentist help as soon as possible. Plaque is very easy to extract at home, but when it comes to tartar you have to go for professional help.

  • Plaque removal and extraction

The first step to removing dental plague is brushing and flossing your teeth regularly. Use the floss to remove food particles and germs between your teeth, and rinse thoroughly. Floss gently so that you don’t end up harming your gums. When it comes to brushing use a comfortable toothbrush and don’t scrub your teeth hard. Also, use toothpaste recommended by your dentist. In fact, the content of toothpaste matters when it comes to preventing tooth decay. Use fluoride toothpaste it helps to keep decay and cavities a bay. When you’re brushing, make sure you have brushed your tongue too, for fresh breath. If you are used to brushing and flossing your teeth once in a day, make sure, you do it before going to bed.

You can also use a dental pick to remove plaque between your teeth. Visit your dentist regularly, to have your teeth checked. If you have any plaque remaining your dentist will help remove it. He will provide you with techniques on how to remove plague and maintain oral hygiene.

  • Tartar removal and extraction

Tartar removal can be complicated. You need more than toothbrush and toothpaste to do so. Here, you need the help of a dentist. The dentist will remove the tartar through a process known as scaling. The dentist will use special instruments such as curettes, hand scalers and ultrasonic to extract the tartar from your gum line (above and below) as well as the teeth.


What are the symptoms of someone who needs tartar and plaque removal and extraction?

You can spot the early signs of plaque on your teeth. Usually, plaque is pale yellow in color. However, in other cases it can be colorless, making it very hard to spot it. That is why you are advised to take good care of your oral health and visit your dentist at least once in every six months. Dentists have the tools and equipment to spot even the colorless plaque. What are some of the systems and signs of tartar and plaque?

  • Yellowish substance on the teeth surfaces
  • Bleeding gums
  • Teeth stains or discolored teeth
  • Increased sensitivity
  • Bad breath
  • Swelling of the gums
Trisha Hinojosa
Trisha Hinojosa
18:30 07 Oct 18
Very friendly staff who put up with my inane sense of humor. The entire team team spoke with me 1:1, including: Dental assistants, hygienist, dentist, and insurance admin (explained everything to me in detail including how my insurance works). They explained my x-rays to me, the effects of flossing correctly / incorrectly. I feel like they gave me the education I didn't get as a child on how to care for my mouth, and why it's important. I was doing good stuff for my oral health-- just not correctly or with a positive attitude. GREAT aftercare package.
Ji H Oh
Ji H Oh
15:19 22 Sep 18
I am usually scared of going to the dentist for my annual cleaning but I was completely blown away by the amazing customer service from the staff. Julia was extremely helpful and explained my dental coverage and out of pocket costs. Angela did an exceptional job explaining to me about the importance of dental hygiene and actually taught me how to floss properly. The office was extremely clean and upscale. Dr. Bridget was very sweet and great bedside manners. She explained everything about the treatment plan in a very thorough and concise manner. I was extremely impressed by everyone on the office and I cant wait to come back for my next appointment.
Joshua Parra
Joshua Parra
02:17 14 Sep 18
From start to finish great experience. Impeccably clean office, high tech tools, & friendly staff. Went to get my top teeth contoured/shaped. They did a Hollywood star job! I now, have a flawless smile. I even went back the next day for a touch-up on one tooth & they took care of it, graciously. If you want quality cosmetic dentistry inside the loop; look no further. These folks are the best in class.
Death Morgulis
Death Morgulis
16:23 12 Sep 18
Great place for all your dental needs. Very inviting and friendly staff. They are very knowledgeable and passionate about the work they do. I've been looking for a good dentist for awhile while neglecting my oral health, but now I think I've found my place. 10/10 would come back for a follow-up appointment.
Bianca Anderson
Bianca Anderson
17:05 05 Sep 18
Very friendly staff. The hygienist's were so knowledgeable and really took the time to teach you about your teeth, they gave my husband and I "homework" to improve our oral health. Love it! Angela was great, great sense of humor (made me laugh a lot) and very professional. Awesome job Nicole, very friendly and took the time to answer all the questions we had (love she was recommending eateries for hubby to take me :). Julia was great at the front counter very lively and knowledgeable as well. They all really took the time and customized everything for us. Able to get free electric toothbrushes but didn't have any in stock.
Michelle Campbell
Michelle Campbell
19:53 20 Jun 18
Excellent service. Great first impression! Best cleaning I've had in several years, my mouth feels amazing. They even took the time to show me how to brush more effectively. My teeth are back to being pearly white. They were very knowledgeable in regards to my insurance and I've had no issues. The service there is impeccable!
Allie Hackett
Allie Hackett
18:47 19 Jun 18
I am not the biggest fan of the dentist, however this was the BEST dentist experience I have ever had! Everyone was so kind and I got everything I needed done in one visit! They provided super helpful insight about what was going on with my teeth and took care of everything I needed quickly. I will absolutely be returning! 🙂
Andrea Andrea
Andrea Andrea
17:15 20 May 18
Love the location, the dentist AND the staff. Everyone there is awesome. It's rare that I leave a dentist office feeling just as good as when I arrive. I was sad I didn't get to see Snickers, but all in all I had a great experience my first time here. Glad to finally have a new "home" dentist since moving to Texas.
Andrew Nguyen
Andrew Nguyen
14:17 10 May 18
Beautiful location and office. Very friendly and welcoming staff! I had a great time conversing with them about movies and music. Dr. Nguyen and his staff were very knowledgeable and stressed the importance of making sure the patient knew what their game plan was. The office is very high tech as well so it was super cool to know that I was getting the latest tech being use on me.
Nonna Beetge
Nonna Beetge
14:21 24 Apr 18
The staff is wonderful, very friendly and informative. I love how they not only take X-rays, but also photos of all your teeth and put them on the big screen. They spent as much time as I needed to go over each area and explain specifics of each tooth. I definitely have a greater understanding of what is going on in there and what I need to do. I also love their space, it has a calming vibe with all kinds of artwork on display. You almost feel like you’re not at the dentist! Thank you all so much, I look forward to seeing you all again! (Said no one to their dentist 😉 )
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