An effective at-home routine is crucial to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. We recommend you brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, and floss at least once a day, to keep your teeth and gums healthy and your breath fresh.

Plaque is a clear, furry film on the surface of your teeth and gums. When it’s not properly removed by thorough brushing and flossing, plaque becomes tartar, a hard substance which can only be removed by the dentists cleaning equipment.

Tartar causes irritation and inflammation, and red and tender gums that bleed when you brush and floss. This is often a sign of gingivitis, which if left untreated can progress to periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease linked to bone deterioration and tooth loss.