How effective would you say your oral hygiene routine is? Are your teeth safe from the dangers that lie within your mouth? Even if your oral health care is producing beautiful white teeth, it does not mean that your treatments are necessarily effective. One of the most important elements of oral health care is the removal of plaque.
Plaque is a thin layer of bacteria that can form in your mouth if it is not cleaned daily. Plaque buildup arises due to food debris and residue, and can have lasting effects on your smile. Plaque is often considered the main cause of cavities. In addition, plaque is also typically responsible for periodontal disease, also known as gum disease.
Preventing plaque buildup includes effective oral hygiene routines. Some of the most important treatments you can use include brushing your teeth and gums twice daily and flossing once daily. If traditional tools cannot do the job effectively, consider alternative cleaning tools such as electric toothbrushes and water flossers. Also, be sure to visit your dentist for routine checkups and don’t forget to have professional cleaning stun every six months.
Has plaque buildup damaged your smile? For an oral examination at Sharpe Dental Studio at our dentist office in Santa Fe, New Mexico, please book an appointment with Dr. Virginia Sharpe and our team by calling 505-982-4686. Thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!