If you’re like a lot of people, there are probably days when you forget to brush and floss. If those days are few and far between, that’s not bad. But if it happens more often than you brush and floss every day, chances are you’ll eventually need an El Monte teeth scaling to get rid of the bacteria that has built up and hardened on your teeth.

Now you probably realize that if you don’t brush and floss regularly, bacteria builds up on your teeth. And if you don’t remove that bacteria quickly, it will form plaque. But what you probably don’t realize is that plaque can form as soon as 12 hours after you brush. So if you let your oral hygiene go for any longer than that, you could be looking at needing an El Monte teeth scaling to remove the plaque buildup.

If your tongue feels something rough on the back side of your teeth near your gum line, chances are you have a dental plaque buildup already. If that’s the case, you know it’s time to make an appointment for a dental checkup with Dr. Ismail Elsherif at Cypress Dental.

When you come to our local dental office, we’ll have a member of our staff take x-rays to see just what’s going on in your mouth. If you have just a little dental plaque on your teeth, it may be able to be removed with a simple teeth cleaning and polishing that can be done by our dental hygienist. But if you have a more severe case of dental plaque, or if it’s already building up under your gum line, Dr. Elsherif can do a dental scaling treatment to remove the plaque for you.

Of course, the easy way to avoid the need for an El Monte teeth scaling is to be sure you take good care of your teeth and gums every day. Regular brushing and flossing is the solution to preventing many dental problems. And the next thing you need to do is to come for regular dental checkups with Dr. Elsherif. Give us a call at 626-331-8041 and we’ll be happy to put you on our six-month dental checkup schedule.

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