A member asked:

What is the best toothpaste for plaque build up? is the water pic better than flossing?

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

ADA seal toothpaste: Always look for the ADA seal on your toothpaste's plaque build up box. A fluoride, tartar control toothpaste with the ADA seal is the best choice. This shows the toothpaste has been tested, its claims are legitimate, and its ingredients are effective and safe. Flossing is better.

Answered 10/31/2014

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Dr. M Jones answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Floss is best!: Most toothpastes are great for plaque buildup, and tartar control varieties are the best to minimize the hard deposits from building up on your teeth. Depending on the spaces between your teeth, the water pic can be a good additional aid to getting your teeth clean. The tighter the space, the more you should use regular floss, coated to help it slide between the teeth to get rid of bacteria

Answered 11/2/2014

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Flossing is best: Flossing is your best defense against plaque between the teeth and in the very back of the most posterior teeth. There are many toothpastes out there, with a variety of claims. Trust your dental professional.

Answered 11/2/2014

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A member asked:

Should i still floss if i already have tartar/plaque on my teeth?

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