Believe it or not plaque can rear its ugly head in any mouth – even yours – no matter how meticulous you try to be. At Premier Dental & Oral Health Group in Lake Ozark, it’s our responsibility to help you keep it under control.
Plaque forms when foods with sugars and starches are not brushed away. The bacteria that naturally occurs in your mouth thrive on these sugars and starches, and produce acids. Over time these acids destroy tooth enamel, leaving you with a cavity.
Plaque is mostly colorless. When it isn’t brushed away, it leaves you with that rough or fuzzy feeling on the surface of your teeth.
Take Care Of Your Teeth!
We cannot stress this enough: keep your teeth clean! That means brushing and flossing.
- Brush at least twice each day, for two minutes.
- Use a soft-bristle toothbrush.
- Be sure to get along the gumline, that place where your teeth and gums meet.
- Use a toothpaste with fluoride.
- Floss between the teeth to get bacteria and food debris.
- Ask us whether dental sealants are a good idea for you.
Plaque is always going to be there. But brushing and flossing your teeth regularly can keep it under control, and greatly reduce your chances of developing cavities and gum disease. If it hardens into tartar it can only be removed with a professional cleaning.
Having your teeth cleaned and examined at name of practice should be part of your strategy for beating plaque and having a beautiful, healthy smile. Our services include general dentistry, and treatment for serious issues like gum disease. Call our office today to schedule your next appointment!
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