We’re not talking about a movie, but a hardened substance on your child’s teeth called tartar or calculus—another slightly confusing term, right? No math equations here, except maybe Plaque + Time = Tartar.
That’s right, tartar begins as plaque, which is the accumulation of tiny food particles and bacteria. Our mouths are home to upwards of 700 different types of bacteria, but the majority of them are neutral or beneficial.
However, the bad types are capable of outweighing the good and leading to gum disease and cavities—thus begins our quest to vanquish these bad bugs before they can create a cozy home!
To prevent tartar formation, which can only be removed by a dentist or hygienist, your little one will need help removing plaque.
If it’s time for your child to have a dental checkup and professional cleaning, we’d love to help ensure the smile they share is their healthiest and brightest. Contact Bolivia dentists at Coastal Pediatric Dentistry today to schedule a visit!
You can download and print these Mouth Monsters posters to motivate your child to keep up their healthy habits!
The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.