When the bacteria in your mouth forms a sticky coating on the teeth, that’s called plaque. If you’re not removing plaque, it eats out teeth, decaying them and eventually causing gum disease.
It’s dangerous to allow bacteria to remain in your mouth for too long. The following tips will help you fight plaque before they destroy your teeth.
Are You Brushing?
- First, it’s recommended that you brush at least twice a day, the right way.
- Second, clean out your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush before bedtime. This removes any plaque from sticking to your teeth all night.
- Lastly, change your toothbrush out when you’re sick or every three months.
Right Ways To Brush For Removing Plaque
- First, ensure the toothbrush is held at 45 degrees angle from your gum.
- Second, make circular strokes in a gentle manner.
- Third, crap the bacteria off your tongue. You can use your toothbrush or a tongue scraper.
- Finally, brush for a full two minutes to clean the complete space of the mouth.
Clean the space in between your teeth. Use a plaque remover made of wooden material, flossers, straight-angle brush, water flossers, or dental toothpicks. Toothbrush bristles cannot reach every area between your teeth.
Use an anti-bacterial mouthwash to protect your teeth from plaque.
Avoid starchy and sugary foods. Foods that are high in sugar and acidic in nature decay your teeth faster. Ensure you brush after every meal. If you’re unable to brush, chew sugarless gum.
Schedule your annual dental exam and cleaning. Visit the dentist at least two times every year.
In conclusion, if you’re due for a checkup, it’s time to call Dr. Nick’s WHITE & healthy at 813.445.7162. Have Dr. Nick give you a great, white smile!