What is plaque?
Plaque is a film of bacteria that can accumulate along teeth where a toothbrush can’t commonly reach. Many of the top foods that you eat can cause the bacteria in your mouth to continue producing acids which can eat away at your mouth over time. Sugary foods are known to cause plaque but it can also be found in a variety of other items such as bread, crackers, cereals and more. It’s possible that you could continue experiencing sensitive and irritated gums that come as a result of heavy plaque sitting on your teeth. This issue could potentially lead to gum disease and other potential problems over time. If you are not regularly dedicating time to your oral health this can sometimes even cause your teeth to start falling out or becoming looseal.
How can I get rid of plaque?
You can remove plaque by brushing everyday and having regular professional cleanings. Removing plaque build up with the help of regular cleaning and brushing your teeth two times a day with a soft bristled toothbrush for around 2 to 3 minutes, is one of the best ways to care for your teeth. Make sure you are using the right type and size of toothbrush to fit your mouth. You should also consider using a toothpaste that contains fluoride with an antimicrobial ingredient. A toothbrush unfortunately cannot reach into the tightest spaces within your mouth so it’s very important that you continue to floss between your teeth at least once a day to supplement your oral health.