Plaque refers to a thin layer of film on your teeth and gums that contains bacteria. Targeting plaque in your mouth is a key factor for maintaining optimum oral health. The bacteria in plaque interacts with the sugar and starches in your diet to create acid that promotes tooth decay and loss.e.
Various brands of mouthwash can help fight plaque, but you need to brush and floss your teeth. By brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing once a day, you will give your smile the best chance in the fight against plaque. You should visit your dentist every six months for a professional cleaning. Not only will they help remove plaque, but they can eliminate tartar that has built up as well.
Chewing sugarless gum after your meals will produce saliva which will neutralize and wash away the acids in your mouth.
For more information concerning plaque and bacteria in your mouth or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Geza Locsey and the rest of our team at French Run Family Dental, please contact us our office in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, by calling 614-866-1234.