Dental Cleaning: Wash Out the Plaque in Your Mouth

Dental Cleaning: Wash Out the Plaque in Your Mouth

Posted by VARNI DENTAL on Feb 25 2022, 12:15 AM

Dental plaque is mainly found between teeth, behind the teeth, and even on surfaces of the gumline. Bacterial plaque is a major problem as it causes tooth decay and gum diseases. It is also quite easy to control the action of plaque with regular dental visits.

Dental cleaning is a must to maintain oral hygiene. Like any other physical condition, dental hygiene enables a person to be confident and complete. Having bad breath or discolored teeth are not preferred conditions for a healthy person. Varni Dental has some great services for your dental hygiene.

What Causes Plaque?

Plaque is a bacterial coating that accumulates on teeth due to improper brushing. Dental plaque is a sticky, colorless, or pale yellow coating that forms on teeth. Feeding on food particles in your mouth, bacteria in plaque produce acids. These acids could eat away at the tooth enamel, leading to cavities and gum diseases.

How to Remove Plaque

Regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing can help you remove plaque yourself. But for some hard-to-reach areas, we need the help of a dentist to wash away the plaque. With the direction of your dentist, an antiseptic mouthwash can help you kill plaque-causing bacteria.

Advised Treatments for Plaque

Plaque is removed and tartar is prevented by good dental care, which includes brushing and flossing regularly. Also, your dental professional can scrape the plaque and tartar from your teeth during a dental examination. Your healthcare provider may also suggest the following: 

  • Dental sealants to prevent plaque from forming on the top chewing surfaces of back teeth
  • Medicines that stimulate saliva production to treat a dry mouth
  • Antibacterial mouthwash or prescription toothpaste (chlorhexidine)

Prevention of Plaque

As prevention is always better than cure, we list here some prevention techniques that you can follow as part of dental hygiene:

  •  Brush twice a day with a round-edged soft brush for brushing.
  •  Use toothpaste that contains fluoride that can protect your enamel.
  •  Regularly visit your dentist.
  •  Consume a healthy diet.
  •  Use an antiseptic mouthwash to control the plaque.
  •  Use floss at least once a day to take off any food particles between the teeth.

Visit Varni Dental, 181 E Tasman Dr. Suite 60, San Jose, CA 95134 for expert plaque removal. Varni Dental is a well-equipped dental clinic that provides patients with the highest quality dental care. To learn more about dental treatments and to have a full dental checkup, call (408) 901-0101 to schedule a consultation with our Dentist San Jose CA.

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