Every day, patients of all ages experience the accumulation of plaque on their teeth. Plaque is a film-like substance filled with damaging bacteria. It can be easily cleaned away by simply brushing and flossing, but if it’s left in place too long, it can harden into tartar, which is not so easily removed. At Martinez Family Dental, a thorough cleaning with one of our hygienists will get rid of these dangerous areas, leaving your mouth feeling refreshed and your smile looking better than ever. They can also provide instructions for how to better care for your oral health at home. Please contact our office today if you have any questions, or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment!