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Getting Rid of Plaque


Posted Mar 3rd, 2015

Plaque is the transparent layer of bacteria that can build up on your teeth. To prevent cavities from forming, you need to remove the plaque on a daily basis.


How to remove plaque?

The number one way to do this is by making sure you brush your teeth at least twice a day. In addition, you should also ensure that you are flossing your teeth on a daily basis. Brushing is also an important step in helping prevent gum disease. By stimulating the gums through brushing you will be able to keep your gums healthy. In the end, brushing and flossing are the most important things that you can do to keep your teeth and gums healthy. It is always important to keep in mind that not every individual should employ the same brushing habits. Approx. 1 in 10 people have a tendency to accumulate tartar more quickly than others.

What is tartar?

Tartar is plaque in a hardened form. It is much more difficult to remove and may require using anti-tartar toothpastes and mouthwashes, as well as spending a little extra time brushing the teeth near the inside of the lower front teeth and the outside of the upper back teeth. If you are experiencing any pain or extra sensitivity to cold, heat, or pressure, you should contact your dentist immediately. While it is possible that your dentist may just want you to try a special toothpaste, these type of issues can be an indication of a more serious problem.


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