Dr. Steven W. Haywood Takes Care Of Plaque, Calculus, And Cavities

Baltimore Guide To Plaque, Calculus, And Cavities

Hi. I’m dentist Steve Haywood. Welcome to my dental blog! I find that many of my patients in the North Phoenix Lupton Farm, Jarrettsville, and East Bel Air areas get a couple of dental terms mixed up. Today, I would like to clarify the differences between plaque, calculus, and cavities.

Plaque is a film that covers teeth – a sticky layer of bacteria. You can remove plaque through daily brushing and flossing. However, if it isn’t removed it can build up and harden into calculus.

Calculus, also known as tartar, is hardened plaque that also accumulates minerals from food and saliva. Regular check-ups and cleanings with your Timonium dentist are necessary to remove tartar as well as hard-to-reach plaque.

Plaque and calculus are not cavities, but they can lead to cavities. A cavity is basically a hole in the tooth caused by decay. Because plaque and calculus contain bacteria, the bacteria release acids which accelerate tooth decay and eventually lead to more cavities.

A good rule of thumb for dental patients is this: Avoid plaque to avoid calculus and tartar to avoid tooth decay to avoid cavities. Got it?

I hope you’ve found this helpful, and if you’re in the North Phoenix Lupton Farm, Jarrettsville, or East Bel Air area and are in need of quality dental care, call our office at 410-561-6637 to schedule an appointment today.

Our quality staff would love to answer any questions you have about our services, including cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, and veneers.

 

Contact Dr. Steven W. Haywood:

410-561-6637

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200
Timonium, MD
21093

 

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Timonium, MD 21093

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Dr. Steven W. Haywood

108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200
Timonium, MD 21093

Phone: 410-561-6637