During your preventive dentistry appointment in Los Altos, CA, you may also undergo a cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. Plaque is a sticky film that forms on your teeth and contains bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Tartar is a hardened form of plaque that can only be removed through professional cleaning. Your dentist will also polish your teeth to remove any surface stains.
Preventive dentistry is essential to maintaining good oral health and preventing future problems. If you’re due for a checkup or have questions about preventative dentistry, visit Saumya Ram, DDS, at 826 Altos Oaks Dr Ste 1, Los Altos, CA 94024, or call (650) 941-6557.