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If you want to avoid tooth decay and gum disease, you need to keep your smile free from plaque. Plaque is a white, sticky film that clings to your teeth and threatens your oral health. There are certain ways you can remove this plaque and continue fighting it, and our dentist, Dr. Bachar Saba, is happy to tell you all about them.

First, brush and floss regularly. It’s vital to brush twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and floss once a day. Doing these things can remove the fresh plaque on your teeth and near the gumline often. If you forget to brush or floss, the plaque can harden. At this point, it’s extremely difficult to remove and it requires the help of a professional dental cleaning. So, make sure to have a diligent oral hygiene routine.

Second, keep up with your six-month checkups. During your appointment, we will provide the dental cleaning necessary to remove the hardened plaque from your teeth. Even if you brush twice a day and floss once a day, it’s still important to have a professional cleaning to remove any plaque substances you missed. So, make sure you schedule a dental cleaning and exam every six months.

To learn more about how to have a plaque-free smile in Walpole, Massachusetts, our dental team at B. SABA DMD, PC has the tips and information you need! All you need to do is dial (508) 668-1531 and we will be more than happy to help you!