How to get rid of tooth plaque?

At Riverside Cosmetic Dentist – Dr. Ali Shmara, we’re experts at helping you get rid of tooth plaque. Tooth plaque, also known as dental plaque, is a natural biofilm that forms on your teeth. It’s important to remove it through regular dental cleanings. Left on your teeth, plaque can lead to cavities, gingivitis and other dental issues.

What causes tooth plaque?

Tooth plaque is caused when an a community of micro-organisms builds and stays on the surface of your teeth. On a regular basis, neglecting to remove tooth plaque by brushing, flossing, and rinsing your mouth can cause the accumulation of micro-organism build up.

Dental Diseases that tooth plaque initiates:

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a dental disease associated to the progression and inhibition of tooth plaque.

Signs of tooth plaque

According to Delta Dental of California, “Heavy plaque deposits can be easier to see and may look like a thick white deposit or food stuck to the teeth.”

Treatment for tooth plaque

Regular dental cleanings can help prevent the build up of tooth plaque. In some cases, tooth plaque has progressed into gingivitis or gum disease which requires gum disease treatment.

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