Dental Plaque - Everyone knows about dental plaque. And everyone wants to avoid it. Dental plaque is a mass bacteria growing on the surface within the mouth. It is most likely found between the front of the teeth, behind the teeth or along the gum line. At first it is colorless, but then turns yellow or brown. Plaque makes the teeth weak , leads to tooth decay and gum disease.
So what to do?
1. Brush your teeth twice daily It is ideal to brush teeth after every meal to prevent plaque right away. However, twice a day is the minimum amount. Make sure you replace your toothbrush regularly. Brushing teeth at night time is especially important to prevent plaque sitting on your teeth during the night.
Furthermore, brush them the right way:
2. Clean between your teeth
Plaque does not only develop on your teeth, but especially between your teeth.
Make sure you find a way to clean between your teeth. Flossing your teeth is the
easiest way to remove plaque between the teeth. Some effective tools are dental
picks, pre-threaded flossers or water flossers.
3. Avoid sugary food
Bacteria feed on sugar. So the more sugary food you eat, the easier the bacteria
can grow. Part of the worst food for your teeth you can eat are sticky candies,
carbonated soft drink or starchy foods (potato chips or bread). Alcohol also is
tough on your teeth.
4. Use mouthwash
Using antibacterial mouthwash is another option to prevent plaque. It generally
loosen plaque which makes it easier to remove. Gargle the mouthwash once a
day or adjust according to what feels good for your teeth.
5. Come and see us at Lee Dentistry
Even though plaque prevention is more part of a daily routine, it is still important
to see your dentist twice a year for a check up. Lee dentistry offers full
examinations. Our dentists help you to learn more about plaque prevention.
Want to learn more about dental plaque prevention?
Contact us today to schedule an appointment. You can call at 662-513-0055 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are located in Oxford, MS and offer the best dental care in the area. Lee Dentistry Oxford wants to help you with your dream smile.
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