Is It Growing In Your Mouth?

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

Believe it or not plaque can rear its ugly head in any Monkton mouth – even yours – no matter how meticulous you try to be. If you have deep grooves, watch out. If you have a receding gum line, watch out. If you are a candy-loving Monkton resident with the proverbial sweet tooth, watch out.

The plaque process goes something like this:
Bacteria naturally occurs in the mouth, always will. Bacteria will try to colonize on the smooth surfaces of your teeth. At first, it will be soft enough to be removed with a fingernail. After 48 hours, it will start to harden. Give it 10 days and it will be that substance most difficult to remove, tartar. (See picture.) This bacteria will feed on sugars and produce acid that will eat away the tissues of the tooth and lead to cavities. Cavities will originate on the surface and spread on and through the tooth. The best way to deal with plaque is to have a consistent removal process, i.e. regular daily brushing and flossing after eating and even sleeping.

A fabulous smile with fabulous teeth isn’t always the reality for Parkton, Sparks, and Monkton folks. Trying to improve your appearance and to present a clean, tidy, well-groomed face can be a challenge. We encourage everyone in the Monkton area to consider the extensive benefits of a smile makeover. Dental restoration can be pricey but the truth of just how much it will cost for veneers, braces, dental implants and even teeth whitening may surprise you. At our Monkton cosmetic dentistry office you can expect to learn about restorative dentistry, porcelain veneers, dental implants, Invisalign, TMJ treatment and any number of other dental services. We specialize in whole health dentistry and find that our Monkton dental patients come to us for family dentistry often.

Hereford Dental Health
prides itself in serving the Monkton area since 1998. We find that our cosmetic dental patients will make it over to 16928 York Rd. from Sparks, Monkton and Parkton. Let us improve your smile. Call 410-357-0099 to schedule a consultation.

Hurry before that plaque hardens and turns to tartar!


Craig Longenecker
Hereford Dental Health
16928 York Rd
Monkton, Maryland 21111