• Sandygate Dental Practice

How to combat plaque and tartar for a healthier and more beautiful smile

Good oral health and a beautiful happy smile are important for overall wellbeing and mental health. During the pandemic many of you have not been able to visit the dentist as often as you would have liked to. Now it is important to try and get back into a routine of visiting our dentist in Sheffield at least once every six months and more often if you are prone to dental issues or disease. Here at Sandygate Dental our dentist in Sheffield is rated as the best dentist in the area and we look forward to welcoming you back into a good oral hygiene routine and regular check-ups. You need to make sure that your teeth are clean and that your gums are strong and healthy, and that you do not have any underlying dental issues which may be having a detrimental impact on your mouth. Many dental conditions are asymptomatic until they have progressed significantly. By visiting our dentist in Sheffield on a regular basis you can prevent this from happening and you can make sure that any problems are detected early on and treated quickly and effectively, to reduce the impact they are able to have on your teeth and gums. Plaque and tartar can build up on your teeth and, despite having a good oral hygiene routine, may remain in those hard to reach areas and are the key factors in the majority of dental issues.

There are many ways in which you can help prevent plaque and tartar from building up in your mouth. First you need to have an excellent dental hygiene routine in place which involves brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing after meals, and using a good mouthwash to remove any lingering bacteria. Consider your diet and lifestyle choices, choose healthier options for better oral health and better wellbeing overall. Secondly it is important that, as mentioned before, you visit our dentist in Sheffield regularly for a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. This should be alongside regular appointments with our hygienist for professional cleaning of your teeth, to remove plaque and tartar before they can build up and have detrimental impact on your oral health.


Another approach to making sure that your teeth are clean and healthy and to improve the appearance of your smile, is to correct any misalignment issues of your teeth. The majority of adults all suffer from a certain degree of misalignment and this may not only affect the look of your smile, but it also impacts your oral health. Teeth that are neatly aligned are easier to keep clean and therefore it is more difficult for plaque and tartar to build up in your mouth. Straightening your teeth has become easier than it ever has been before. By speaking to our dentist you can find out about the different treatment options available to correct the misalignment tissues of your teeth, to help promote a healthier and more beautiful smile. Speak to us at Sandygate Dental today and our dentist will put together an individually tailored treatment plan to help promote a happier and healthier smile for you.