Plaque, the annoying word everyone hates when they think of their teeth and constantly having to maintain it. Plaque is the major culprit for gum disease, which later on can lead to permanent tooth loss. Besides visiting your Gentle Dental dentist twice a year for cleanings,Â plaque can become like pesky fly and almost never go away. Here are a few ways to fight back and destroy plaque on your teeth that can cause so many problems:
Use Dental Floss â€“ Plaque is not sticking only on the back or front side of your teeth, but plaque forms easily in between the teeth. Make sure to use the floss after brushing your teeth, in order to eliminate the harmful formations.
Use Xylitol – This antibacterial sugar – alcohol sweetener is a common ingredient in many chewing gums and mouthwashes. Xylitol is a very powerful ingredient that is able to fight plaque.
Use An Electric or Sonic Toothbrush – These toothbrushes are much more powerful and can get in areas manual toothbrushes can’t when it comes to removing plaque.
Using one or more of these methods will definitely help in defeating the annoying “plaque attack” that is constantly occurring in our mouths everyday after we eat. If we follow these methods, we should be able to keep and save our pearly whites for years to come. For more information on plaque formation, other techniques to try and to make an appointment for a checkup or cleaning call your local Gentle Dental office at 1-888-513-7436.checkups, cleanings, floss, Gentle Dental, gum disease, Periodontal disease, plaque, Sonic Toothbrushes, Toothpaste