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Visits to the dentist happen twice a year under ideal circumstances. Can you imagine what would happen if you relied on those twice-yearly visits to keep your teeth clean? Neither can we, so it is time to talk about things you can do at home to keep plaque at bay.
Plaque and tartar are basically two different versions of the same beast. They both wreak havoc on the teeth and gums, but they do so from different perspectives. Plaque is a soft, sticky, colorless film made of bacteria. The bacteria excrete acids that slowly eat away at the enamel. When it is still soft, the plaque is relatively easy to remove, but if plaque remains on the tooth surface for long enough, it begins to harden. Hardened plaque is called tartar. Unfortunately, once the tartar forms, it makes it easier for plaque to find places to hide from your toothbrush.
Check out 8 ways you can combat plaque before it has a chance to turn into tartar.
Plaque build-up leads to bigger problems if not brought under control. Begin with a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and veggies. Drink plenty of water and brush teeth at least twice a day. At Floss Dental, we understand the need for flexible appointments times. We work hard to ensure that you can make it to your regular dental exams and cleanings in Surrey, BC.