How to keep plaque away from Teeth by Dr. Sachin Mittal
Plaque!!! A word we often hear from our dentist but do we actually know what it is?
Plaque is a sticky biofilm made up of thousands of bacteria occurring naturally. Whenever we eat food rich in sugar or carbohydrate content, these bacteria feed on them and produce an acidic by-product that harms our tooth enamel and forms cavities.
According to Dr. Sachin Mittal, to keep the mouth free from these naturally occurring bacteria and to prevent cavities, one should follow some basic tips:
1: Brush twice a day, and if it is possible for you to brush, do it after every meal.
2: Flossing– Do floss once a day to remove particles of food and plaque from beyond the teeth.
3: Fluoride-rich Mouthwash: Add a mouthwash to your oral health care kit as fluoride will reduce the number of bacteria and keep the enamel safe.
4: Chew Gum: Chewing is good for the oral cavity. Chew sugarless gum after every meal to stimulate saliva production which in turn helps in neutralizing the acidic effect.
5: If you are suffering from plaque, you should avoid taking sugary and starchy items.
6: Smoking and Tobacco are bad for teeth. Avoid them.
7: If plaque is not getting removed through the above methods, then you should consult dentist. Cleaning by a professional dentist will help you to get rid of plaque.
Most of your plaque prevention can be done in your everyday routine. Still, it’s important to visit your nearest dental clinic twice a year, too.
“No matter how you are trying to keep your teeth clean at home, there are some areas in our mouth that are difficult to reach and clean properly, like under the gums or behind the second molars.
Besides cleaning the spots you would possibly have missed, A good dentist can check your tooth techniques and catch any issues easily before they become bigger problems.
Keeping take care of your oral health can ensure your smile will stay bright for the end of the day