What Is Dental Plaque And How Do We Clean It Off the Teeth?
Do you often find that your teeth feel slimy or fuzzy and not very clean? If so, you may have plaque buildup on your teeth. Plaque is a sticky film that coats the teeth and is caused by the bacteria from food and beverages that are introduced into the mouth. Plaque is easy to remove, but failure to do so properly can lead to a number of problems. When plaque is not removed from your mouth, it will continue to accumulate and turn into tartar. Tartar can lead to issues such as decay and gum disease.
How To Remove Dental Plaque
You may be surprised how easy it is to remove dental plaque from your mouth. It’s as simple as brushing and flossing your teeth! Remembering to brush your teeth thoroughly for two minutes twice a day to remove plaque from the surface of your teeth is important. We also recommend flossing daily to remove the lingering plaque from between the teeth. Failure to floss regularly can lead to an accumulation of plaque and bacteria between the teeth. Using a mouthwash to finish the job after brushing and flossing is also helpful.
Visit Us For Routine Appointments
During your routine hygiene examinations and cleanings, our team removes any built-up plaque from the surfaces of your teeth, between the teeth, and along the gumline. We can also determine if the plaque has started to turn into tartar or if any problem areas have developed in your mouth that require treatment.
If you have not visited us recently for a hygiene examination and cleaning, now is the perfect time for a visit. We can make sure that there are no problem areas in your mouth that will interfere with the upcoming holidays. We can also help you learn to brush and floss your teeth properly if you’re not sure whether you’re doing it right. We look forward to seeing you soon!