Plaque and tartar are created by harmful bacteria. These discolor your teeth, but they can also irritate your gums and lead to gum disease. But plaque and tartar are hard to see on your teeth when they get below the gums, and even harder to clean at home.
That’s why you need to call our Winnipeg, MD dental office at (204) 977-8515 for a gum disease treatment called scaling and root planing. This is when a dentist or hygienist carefully removes plaque and tartar down on the roots of the teeth, below the gumline. This can help prevent gum disease from getting worse.