Mautner Dentistry
1601 N Palm Avenue, Suite 104, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

What is Dental Plaque?

Do your teeth feel smooth and slippery? Then you've probably done a good job getting rid of plaque!

You've probably heard the term plaque before, but do you really know what it is? Your dentist may have pointed out that you do a great job getting rid of it by brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash regularly, but if you're not sure what it is, you might not appreciate your good oral hygiene habits.

According to the American Dental Association, plaque is the sticky, colorless film of bacteria that covers the teeth. It's what's responsible for that "fuzzy" feeling you get when it's been awhile since you brushed your teeth.

Plaque develops when foods with carbohydrates are left on the teeth after meals. These substances are like food for the bacteria, which produce acids as a byproduct. The acids can attack tooth enamel if they're left on the teeth for too long, which can result in tooth decay and other issues.

Plaque that isn't removed can harden into calculus or tartar, reports the source. This stuff is more difficult to remove and can make it harder for you to clean your teeth effectively, which could mean that gingivitis could occur.

Just make sure to keep up with your oral care habits – if you do, you won't have to worry about plaque!

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Patient Reviews
Overall,always a pleasant experience. I particularly like that each step is explained as it is about to happen. This makes me feel relaxed.
Paula P.
As always, wonderful experience. Gentle cleaning. I was kept well informed of my situation. Everything was well explained during the process.
June F.
Been going to Dr Mautner's office for over 20 years. EVERYONE is pleasant & helpful.
Dena W.
Excellent dental practice. I have been going to Mautner Dentistry for 25 years and love everyone, especially my cleaning wizard/adviser, Jennifer.
Susan V.
The doctor was so gentle, I did not feel a thing when she pulled my tooth, I was still waiting anxiously to feel it being pulled, when she said," […]
Robert Y.
Too bad to know that Dr Mautner is leaving, wishing him the best and thank you
Raul G.
They go out of there way to help and they do excellent work
Sawsan E.
I don't think anyone likes going to the dentist, but it is a necessary evil and the team at this office make it a bearable experience.
Jennifer C.
Love the office! Everyone is great!
Lynette L.
Wonderful service
Renee Z.
I've been going there for 20 years! I miss DR Mautner,but the staff is excellent
Dena W.
Love this office - very friendly staff who really care about you and your dental needs - you were recommended by word of mouth and I have really […]
Sharon A.
Great experience. No pain at all. :-)
Filipe P.
Thanks Doc!
Bruce M.
As always, everyone at the office was friendly and professional.
Sharon B.
Jennifer S. Is voted best hygienist in Florida !!!
Michael W.
This was the best service I have received from a Dentist Office. Very comfortable environment and loving staff that cares about your teeth and the […]
Charmaine J.
They are very nice, make me feel at ease!
Maria A.
Very pleased, feels great. Thank you. Looking forward to future visits.
Mike M.
Had a routine cleaning and wisdom teeth extraction with no fuss. Highly recommend Dr. Mautner dentistry.
Kemal M.
Great staff and team of professional people.
Laurie O.
Dr. Mautner is the greatest dentist, very knowledgeable and compassionate. He makes going to the dentist a pleasant experience for adults,but also […]
Kiya G.
Friendly staff,Dr. Lavenka made me feel less anxious
Yvette D.
Fabulous, as usual!
Vikki W.
My name is Alex Aponte and it is always a pleasure visiting this Dentist office. The staff is amazing and the Dentists are amazing. Always a great […]
Alexander A.
Professional care as usual.
Ken B.
Excellent service, friendly staff. Continue with your great work
Lourdes D.
Always a comfortable environment
Joseph A.
Mautner dentistry is amazing! They do whatever it takes to make sure their patient is comfortable and not in any pain at all.
Lacey D.
Excellent care every appointment !
Maria S.
Always excellent service! Having my teeth worked on is never unpleasant at Mautner Dentistry
Debra R.
Jennifer was outstanding, as always.
Andreina T.
excellent, always a pleasant experience, Have been with them many years!!!
Hilda M.
Always professional!
Maria R.
Honest and great quality care
Cristina R.
Good and excelllent
Alberto V.
As usual.
Robert F.
after not going to the dentist for years due to anxiety, dr mauter's team, especially Jen, far exceeded my expectations
Jennifer C.
5 Star all the way!
Shelley D.
I found the office by internet and chose to go because was so close to my home, my experience with the staff and the Doctor was excellent they are so […]
Millie F.
I had the best dental experience ever. I am usually extremely nervous at the dentist, at my appointment the team explained everything to me, they […]
Lowery M.
Jennifer is my dental hygienist and she is professional in every way and is concerned about her clients dental health. She explains what she is doing […]
Ruth P.
AWESOME.................
Carolyn W.
I have been coming here over 25 years and love the whole staff and really liked meeting Dr Levine who is very thorough
Barbara G.
Great service,I love everyone at the office.
Lourdes D.
always a great experience, staff and doc are very sociable
Hilda M.
Very friendly and professional
George V.
Dr. Mautner is willing to take any step to help you the best possible way. His team supports him and also adds positively to a great experience. God […]
Jaime N.
top notch, love the staff.
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  • Monday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (954) 417-6146
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