Article written by Elite Dental Group.

Plaque is a yellow flimsy substance that appears over time which coats teeth and the gum line. Not only is plaque unsightly, but it can damage teeth and gums if it is not removed.

The best way to remove plaque is to brush teeth twice daily using a soft-bristle toothbrush. Always replace your toothbrush if your bristles look damaged or bent. Flossing before bed can similarly help to loosen food particles lodged between your teeth.

Additionally, oil pulling can help strengthen teeth, prevent tooth decay, and soothing sore gums while loosening plaque. Always use good quality coconut oil or olive oil for the best results. A toothpaste that contains baking soda has also been effective in removing plaque and reducing plaque growth for 24 hours.

Plaque buildup causes acid by feeding on the sugars from the foods you consume. Resulting in cavities, sensitive gums, and in severe cases gum disease. Plaque Justify untreated can form tartar. This is a hard substance that can form above and below the gum line. Tartar can cause bacteria to thrive, causing tooth decay.

Tartar, however, cannot be removed by brushing or flossing, it can only be removed by a dentist. A dentist will use a technique called scale and polish to remove tartar and polish teeth.

To stop both plaque and tartar from forming, make sure you follow good dental habits by brushing twice daily and flossing at night. Regular dental appointments can also help clean plaque and tartar buildup as well as slow the growth of plaque.

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