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This Film Can Wreak Havoc on Your Child’s Smile
Posted on February 13th, 2022
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 Meghna Dassani, DMD
Dr. Meghna Dassani received her initial dental training from the University of Mumbai, India, where she graduated in 1996 as Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). After working as an associate for one year, she established her own practice in Mumbai, India. She successfully operated this practice for six years prior to moving to the US. When Dr. Meghna Dassani is not in the office she is at home being a mommy to her 2 beautiful girls and enjoying time relaxing with her husband. Since opening her own practice in 2011 she doesn’t have a lot of free time but when the time allows she enjoys traveling, reading, gardening, cooking, visiting with friends and family and of course SHOPPING with a Starbucks in her hand!