What is Plaque & How to Fight Against It?

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Tooth plaque is a fact of life — everyone gets it. But you can rid of, by considering some dental care ways.


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What is Plaque How to Fight Against It Have you ever thought what the plaque on your teeth really is Dental plaque is called with many names it is also known as tooth plaque microbial plaque and rarely dental biofilm is a soft sticky film that builds up on your teeth. Dental plaque is an extremely thin sticky pale yellow film made up of bacteria and food particles that regularly forms on your teeth. Plaque contains bacteria which produce acids will eventually cause dental decay and other oral health issues. Tooth plaque is a fact of life -- everyone gets it. Why it is Harmful For Your Teeth Dental plaque is dangerous because it doesn’t just stay on your teeth it can also move to the gums to cause redness and inflammation. If left untreated

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the early stages of gum disease can develop into gingivitis and the more serious periodontitis. Once gum disease has progressed to periodontitis it is irreversible and can even cause tooth loss. How to Get Rid of Plaque 1. Brushing Regularly It is recommended by the ADA that you brush your teeth twice daily for two minutes each time. If you brush properly after every meal wait half an hour after eating then there is no another best treatment for plaque prevention. 2. Flossing Daily Flossing is extremely vital to the health of your teeth and gums. It helps to clean the spaces between your teeth and along the gum lines. Dental floss can easily reach that places where toothbrush can’t easily reach. 3. Reduce Sugary Foods and Drinks Eating and drinking things that are high in sugar helps the bacteria to thrive. Sugary foods and beverages that are soft and sticky are even more harmful for your teeth. 4. Using Fluoride Toothpaste Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by slowing the breakdown of enamel and reverses early signs of tooth decay. 5. Keep Up with Dental Checkups Even with careful brushing and flossing you may miss some of the dental plaque. To confirm that keep visit Downtown Toronto Dentist. The dentist assists you in plaque prevention. Those who avoid the dental checkup and neglect the formation of plaque on teeth the health of their teeth are at an increased risk of getting cavities and losing their teeth

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