Plaque & Tartar

Tooth Decay Treatment

Plaque is the term given to the clear sticky film that forms a layer over teeth. The plaque over time can become tartar (or calculus) which is a more harder substance and usually forms along the lining of teeth and gums. Plauque and tartar both contain bacteria which can breakdown gums and teeth resulting in tooth decay.

What causes Plaque, Tartar & Tooth Decay:

Poor oral hygiene, avoiding the dentist and consuming too much sugary food can result in increased plaque buildup which then leads to tartar and ultimately tooth decay.

The Treatment For Plaque, Tartar & Tooth Decay:

The treatments include improved oral hygiene with regular brushing and flossing, regular dental checkups, dental cleanups and a carefully managed diet.

What Happens If Ignored:

Not only does plaque and tartar lead to loss of teeth as a result of tooth decay, but can also result in gum disease.


Speak to our dentists in Mt Waverley to find out how you can get rid of and prevent Plaque, Tartar & Tooth Decay.

Call us now on (03) 9886 5318 to find out more.

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