Ways You Can Prevent Plaque Build-up
Plaque build-up has a number of threatening repercussions. Plaque is the build-up of bacteria on the teeth like a “sticky-film”. It eats away the teeth enamel and reduces the strength of the teeth. Once weaker, they are even more susceptible to further damage. There are various ways of Preventing Plaque:
- Oral care
While oral care is a very broad term, one of the most essential routines in oral care includes flossing and brushing at least twice. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with soft bristled toothbrush to make sure that the plaque is removed before it develops.
Flossing after each meal is also highly advised by Dental Arts SPB, as any food particles stuck between the teeth act as fertile ground for the development of plaque. There are also numerous alternatives of floss like pre-threaded flossers and dental picks. Use of wooden plaque removers is also widespread.
These days there are various mouthwashes that are especially effective against plaque. Even in general, mouthwash is an effective way of removing the build-up of plaque. It is an adequate closure to your Oral care as well. it also helps to reduce cavities which are where plaque build-up may also happen.
One of the most important things is that mouth wash prevents “dry mouth” which is basically the death of saliva production. Saliva production is a natural fighter against plaque.
- Avoid certain food
Certain food like beverages, food that is high on sugar and starch must be avoided. These generally consumed foods like bread, chips, aerated drinks, chocolates, ice cream etc. are what support the development of plaque. They encourage the build-up of bacteria and are not easy to wash away.
Completely leaving their consumption is not required. What is necessary is simply drinking water immediately after consuming such food and brushing the teeth (if the need be).
- Regular check-ups
Visiting a good dentist like at Dental Arts SPB, helps to ensure that the plaque build-up is under control. They will also be capable in providing needed control measures and treatment at the right time.