Eight Tips for Keeping Plaque in Check

Eight Tips for Keeping Plaque in Check

If you are trying to obtain optimal oral health, some of the best advice comes in the form of explaining how to deal with plaque. Brushing twice per day and flossing once per day are recommended practices and are very helpful in achieving a healthy mouth. Some people also use dental rinse but there are many more things you can do to fight plaque;

  • Brushing – Twice per day
  • Flossing – Once per day
  • Dental Rinse – After brushing
  • Sealants – Check with dentist
  • Regular Dental Visits 
  • Healthy Diet – Avoid sugary, starchy foods 
  • Fluoride Treatments – Check with dentist
  • Regular Dental Cleanings 

Regular Appointments 

First and foremost before determining which practices you follow for eliminating plaque, consult your dentist. During a scheduled dental appointment or teeth cleaning session at Arena Family Dental, is the perfect time to discuss the best plaque fighting techniques for your teeth. Everyone is different and some solutions may be better than others for you and your teeth. 

Tooth Sealants & Fluoride Treatments

You can also discuss with your dentist the possibility of getting tooth sealants or fluoride treatments. Tooth sealants are sometimes an option for adults with molars that are free of decay or fillings. Fluoride treatments can be helpful in preventing tooth decay by making teeth resistant to acid, bacteria and sugars. Fluoride treatments are fast and effective and can be applied at your dentist office. 

Healthy Diet & Home Remedies 

Eating a healthy diet and avoiding carbohydrates is important in dental and physical health. Some home remedies for preventing plaque are harmless but others can do harm to your teeth.

Make sure you consult with your Arena Family Dentist, prior to trying any home remedies for fighting plaque.