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Easy Ways to Remove Plaque from Your Teeth without Extraction

Posted on 4/10/2023 by OM
 Easy Ways to Remove Plaque from Your Teeth without ExtractionPlaque is a sticky film substance that builds up along the gum line and the teeth. If left uncleaned for an extended period, plaque can form into tartar, which is harmful to the teeth. It can cause teeth discoloration, gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath. Luckily, you can remove plaque to prevent these oral issues. The biggest question among people when they hear about plaque is, do I need to undergo teeth extraction to eliminate plaque? You do not need to remove teeth when eliminating plaque. Here are effective ways to remove plaque without tooth extraction.

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

The most cost-effective way to remove plaque is by practicing good oral hygiene. According to the American Dental Association, cleaning the teeth regularly helps to eliminate plaque. This may involve brushing at least twice and flossing once daily.

Flossing helps to eliminate plaque and food particles from the hard-to-reach areas of the teeth. It is recommended to brush after flossing to remove plaque and harmful bacteria on the surface of the teeth. While you can use a manual toothbrush, a 2017 systematic review found that electric toothbrushes are more effective when removing plaque.

Consider Plaque-Removal Toothpaste

Regular toothpaste targets leftover food particles and acids in the mouth. This means that they are not effective in removing plaque. Fortunately, you can use a formulated plaque removal toothpaste to eliminate plaque-causing bacteria before it hardens. This product contains chemicals that soften and dissolve plaque and tartar, making it easy to remove them.

Visit a Dentist

Professional dental cleaning is the most effective way to remove plaque. The experience and skills of professional dentists allow them to remove plaque without causing damage to the gums and teeth. The dentist may use scaling and planing to eliminate plaque even in hard-to-reach areas. They also smoothen the affected areas to prevent plaque from reaccumulating. Contact us or visit our office to book an appointment with our dental team.
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