Relevant Information Concerning Plaque and Tartar in a Child’s Mouth

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The summer swing is nearing its end and the fall season has come once again. With the advent of fall and the harvest season that awaits, numerous sweets and treats may soon be coming your way. Unfortunately, this includes oral health care risks for your child including plaque and tartar build-up.

Plaque is a thin layer that arises on your child’s teeth and gums through the buildup of debris and bacteria. Plaque is a known cause of numerous oral health ailments, including dental erosion, tooth decay, cavities, and other ailments caused by harmful acids. Fortunately, plaque can be treated with effective oral hygiene routines for your child, including brushing and flossing and bi-annual professional cleanings at their pediatric dentist.

If plaque is not removed in due time, it will harden into tartar which cannot be easily removed by you or your child alone. To remove tartar, a visit to your child’s pediatric dentist will be required. Tartar buildup greatly increases the risk for gingivitis, which is an early stage of gum disease. If left untreated, tarter can lead to further tooth decay and gum tissue infection.

If you are looking to restore your child’s smile, contact Dr. Jennifer Morgan and our team at DentalWorks. We can be reached by calling us at 903-675-0023 to book a reservation to see us at our pediatric office in Athens, Texas. With the help of our team, the pathway to a better smile can be achieved.