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How to Get Rid of Plaque Buildup at Home

How to Get Rid of Plaque Buildup at Home

Published on December 21st, 2020

Your oral health routine may be on autopilot until you realize that you have significant tartar buildup, resulting in gum disease tooth decay. If you find yourself in this situation, don’t panic. With the right tools and knowledge, plaque removal at home is a possibility.

What is Tartar?

Tartar builds up in your mouth and along your gum line and it is the result of untreated plaque. Bacteria inside of your mouth mix with proteins and food byproducts that coat your teeth and cause damage. Because tartar has the ability to form below the gum line, it’s important that you treat any plaque buildup before it results in tartar formation. Tartar removal is best completed by one of the best dentists in Cary, Il.

Controlling Plaque and Tartar

Here are some simple tips to prevent tartar formation.

  • Brush and floss regularly, as this is one of the most effective ways to keep your teeth and gums in pristine condition.
  • Opt for an electronic toothbrush if you have trouble using a manual one or if you want to effectively remove more tartar.
  • Use tartar-control toothpaste that also has fluoride.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet and avoid acidic foods.
  • Use an antiseptic mouthwash at least once per day to help reduce bacteria.
  • Schedule regular dental appointments.

Make Dental Hygiene a Priority in 2021

With a new year around the corner, we encourage you to prioritize your oral health this year. Schedule an appointment with our dentist in Cary, Il today!

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