Cosmetic & Emergency
Terry Hayes DDS, Jessica Jordan DDS, Jane Moore DMD

What is plaque?

Plaque is the sticky film that is constantly forming on your teeth. It can be colorless or pale yellow. Plaque forms on your gum line and between your teeth when your saliva is combined with food and liquids. It is filled with millions of bacteria, so it’s important that plaque is removed from your teeth regularly. The easiest way to remove plaque is to brush and floss your teeth at least twice per day. If you don’t remove plaque when it’s soft, it hardens and become much more difficult to get rid of, leading to tartar at your gumline.

If you have difficulty using our website, please email us or call us at (901) 850-0700
View the ADA Accessibility Statement
Our Team at Hayes Cosmetic & Emergency Dentistry is well aware of the situation we as a community are facing. We understand the concerns, and uneasiness surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), and we are continuing to monitor it. Our doors will remain open; to assist our patients in need of emergency dental care and in our community. Please call us right away if you are experiencing a dental emergency.

We want everyone to know that we always follow universal protocols, for the safety and care of our patients and staff. Hygiene standards for our patients, office environment and the team will always be a top priority. We are implementing a screening process for everyone in the office, including inquiring on whether they have been to certain countries in the past 14 days or have come into contact with anyone who has and whether they have experienced any flu-like symptoms within the past 14 days. Should anyone respond yes to any of the above, we will be rescheduling appointments and/or sending them home. Our team is here to assist you in all ways from continuing to provide you dental care and accepting any emergency patients.