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This Film Can Wreak Havoc on Your Child’s Smile

Posted on April 13th, 2020

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!

Armor Up

To prevent tartar formation, which can only be removed by a dentist or hygienist, your little one will need help removing plaque.

If it’s time for your child to have a dental checkup and professional cleaning, we’d love to help ensure the smile they share is their healthiest and brightest. Contact Richmond pediatric dentist Dr. Malije Onwueme today to schedule a visit!

Bonus

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.

 

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About Malije Onwueme, DDS

With a big smile and a positive attitude, Dr. Mali aims to provide an exceptional dental experience for children along with a warm and caring environment for families. She resides locally with her husband and two young children. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, watching soccer, trying new foods, and spending time with her husband and children.

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We’d love to help your child become a dental whiz kid!

Contact your Richmond pediatric dentist, Dr. Malije Onwueme at Westpark Pediatric Dentistry today to schedule a visit.

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