What is dental plaque and how can I get rid of it?

Posted on 12/23/2021 by Thomas Wold, DMD
What is dental plaque and how can I get rid of it?Many people that visit our practice usually ask what dental plaque is and wish to know how to remove it or prevent it from accumulating. Dental plaque is the sticky substance formed when bacteria in your mouth mixes with starchy or sugary food particles. When the plaque accumulates for much longer it hardens and forms tartar. This substance causes teeth to decay and it is, therefore, important to ensure that you prevent it from accumulating on your teeth surface. There are effective ways to remove plaque from your teeth and gums that our experts advise our patients.

Regular flossing and brushing of teeth

Flossing and brushing of teeth are the basic dental hygiene practices, which are effective in removing plaque and tartar from your gums and teeth. The recommended frequency of brushing is twice a day, while flossing can be done once daily. Brushing ensures that you remove food particles from your mouth, therefore, preventing plaque from building up. Also, toothpaste has fluoride, which is important in strengthening your teeth.

Flossing is important because you will be able to remove food particles and bacteria from areas where your toothbrush is unable to reach. Also, flossing is safer and effective than conventional toothpicks which our experts advise against.

Dental Cleaning

Dental cleaning is another effective way of removing plaque from your gums and teeth. When you come into the clinic, our dentist will examine your teeth and gums and determine if you require dental cleaning. We use state-of-the-art techniques to effectively clean your teeth, and ensure that you maintain optimal oral health.

Book an appointment at our facility to get dental cleaning services to remove plaque from your teeth. You can also call us to get advice and educational tips to ensure that you achieve optimal oral wellness.
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