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This Film Can Wreak Havoc on Your Child’s Smile
Posted on October 13th, 2021
We’re not talking about a movie, but a hardened substance on your child’s teeth called tartar or calculus—another slightly confusing term, right? No math equations here, except maybe Plaque + Time = Tartar.
That’s right, tartar begins as plaque, which is the accumulation of tiny food particles and bacteria. Our mouths are home to upwards of 700 different types of bacteria, but the majority of them are neutral or beneficial.
However, the bad types are capable of outweighing the good and leading to gum disease and cavities—thus begins our quest to vanquish these bad bugs before they can create a cozy home!
To prevent tartar formation, which can only be removed by a dentist or hygienist, your little one will need help removing plaque.
You can download and print these Mouth Monsters posters to motivate your child to keep up their healthy habits!
The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.
About Judy Marcovici, DMD
Dr. Judy is patient-focused with a gentle touch and an easygoing chairside manner—people first, teeth second. Patient comfort is her priority, and relaxation of anxious patients is a challenge she welcomes. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, enjoying the outdoors, and traveling. She speaks both English and Hebrew.