What Is Dental Plaque and How Can I Get Rid of It?

What Is Dental Plaque and How Can I Get Rid of It?

Posted by ARDEN DENTAL CARE on Dec 23 2021, 07:52 PM

What Is Dental Plaque and How Can I Get Rid of It?

Everybody loves to have a perfect smile. It helps to boost your confidence and approach people easily. But do your teeth have a yellow shade that curbs your enthusiasm?

It may not come as a surprise but thousands of germs live in our mouths. When these bacteria combine with protein and other dietary byproducts, they produce Plaque which is a sticky film that forms on the teeth. When plaque is not removed on time, it hardens and thickens into Tartar, which could lead to tooth damage and several other dental problems.

While plaque may be removed with home remedies, tartar treatment requires the assistance of a dental expert. Either way, skipping that dental appointment may prove to be a wrong decision in the long run. 

How to Get Rid of Dental Plaque?

Broadly speaking, there are two ways to go about it : 

  • Regular brushing and flossing will help to remove plaque that is already formed on your teeth. 
  • Brush your teeth even more thoroughly with an electric toothbrush. It is by far one of the most efficient ways to remove plaque. 
  • Brushing your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and replacing the brush head every three months on your electric toothbrush is highly recommended.
  • Loss without Floss: Brushing alone is work half done. Food stuck in between teeth is properly removed only when you floss as it can reach places where your brush may not.

The other option is to use special anti-bacterial kinds of toothpaste to kill the bacteria and prevent it from returning. 

  • Use dentist recommended Anti-plaque toothpaste to improve the protection against plaque formation
  • Use medicated mouthwashes that help prevent plaque and tartar formation.

Prevent Plaque Formation in the Future

Make it a habit to brush your teeth for a minimum of two minutes, twice per day, and floss at least once per day without fail to keep plaque formation at bay. Regular dental visits are also important to foresee plaque and tartar accumulation on your teeth. Chewing gum flavored with sorbitol or xylitol after meals may help decrease plaque development, according to researches. Avoid chewing sugary gum, which promotes the growth of bacteria on the teeth. 

Make it a point to schedule a periodic dental appointment to gauge your oral health standards.

For expert plaque and tartar removal, contact the best in the business - Arden Dental Care. Walk into 1832 Avondale Ave Ste 1, Sacramento, CA 95825 or contact us at (916) 481-2001/ smiles@ardendentalcare.com

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