What You Can do to Prevent Plaque

As you probably know, it’s important to brush and floss your teeth. Similarly, you know that you should visit your dentist every six months. But do you know why doing these things are so important?

Honestly, there are several benefits to brushing your teeth, but removing plaque is a very important one. You see, after you eat, food particles are left behind, which allow plaque to grow. Plaque, a slimy, sticky substance that sticks to your teeth, can eventually lead to tooth decay. Sadly, if plaque isn’t cleaned from your smile, it could harden into tartar. The real problem with tartar is that you won’t be able to remove it at home—no matter how hard you brush. Incidentally, if you brush too hard trying to remove plaque or tartar, you could actually damage your teeth. Fortunately, if you visit your dentist, they’ll be able to remove tartar from your teeth.

Fortunately, plaque formations are fairly easy to prevent. For instance, you can prevent these problems by brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a day and flossing daily. Similarly, when you snack, try healthy foods such as carrots, apples, or celery. Similarly, you should visit our dentist, Dr. Richards, once every six months for a routine cleaning and checkup. Our team will remove any tartar from your teeth and let you know about areas you could be missing when you clean your teeth.

If you are interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to contact Oak Mountain Dental at 403-237-6543 soon. We’re excited to hear from you soon.