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Dose plax anti plaque dental rinse help reduce tartar?

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Dr. James Courey
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Its OK.

Otc rinses are only effective with good oral care habits.
Plax or listerine or any other is not a substitute for brushing and flossing; it is an enhancement to an already active home care process. If you really want to reduce tartar, be certain to visit your dental hygienist every 3-6 months depending on how much tartar you accumulate. This will keep you and your mouth clean and healthy.

In brief: Its OK.

Otc rinses are only effective with good oral care habits.
Plax or listerine or any other is not a substitute for brushing and flossing; it is an enhancement to an already active home care process. If you really want to reduce tartar, be certain to visit your dental hygienist every 3-6 months depending on how much tartar you accumulate. This will keep you and your mouth clean and healthy.
Dr. James Courey
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Dr. Dave Burns
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Part of total

Rinses are part of the whole process so please use.
Regular cleanings, brushing, flossing probably higher importance.

In brief: Part of total

Rinses are part of the whole process so please use.
Regular cleanings, brushing, flossing probably higher importance.
Dr. Dave Burns
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: Minimally

The primary way to reduce\prevent tartar buildup is with proper thorough tooth brushing and flossing, along with a healthy diet and routine checkups\cleanings at your dentist.
Other methods such as rinses may help minimally, but to not replace proper home care, nor are they really necessary. Can it help? Yes. Is it essential? No.

In brief: Minimally

The primary way to reduce\prevent tartar buildup is with proper thorough tooth brushing and flossing, along with a healthy diet and routine checkups\cleanings at your dentist.
Other methods such as rinses may help minimally, but to not replace proper home care, nor are they really necessary. Can it help? Yes. Is it essential? No.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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