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How do you help presumed dental plaque?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Dental plaque

Treatment for dental plaque will reduce the risk for dental caries (cavities) and gingivitis.
Regular brushing and flossing reduces that chance that plaque will damage the tooth enamel. Professional dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing. Professional cleaning, performed once or twice a year, can prevent the build-up of plaque.

In brief: Dental plaque

Treatment for dental plaque will reduce the risk for dental caries (cavities) and gingivitis.
Regular brushing and flossing reduces that chance that plaque will damage the tooth enamel. Professional dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing. Professional cleaning, performed once or twice a year, can prevent the build-up of plaque.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. James Donley
Dental plaque is the colonizaton of bacteria on the teeth. If there is no gum disease, thorough flossing and brushing and with a good mouth rinse and toothpaste will prevent much new plaque from forming. Inadequate plaque removal allows the number of bacterial colonies to double every 4 hours and tartar to form within 48 hours. Professional cleaning will remove the plaque & tartar but will not prevent the buildup of soft plaque. You must do it daily with good home care.
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Home Care & Dentist

Dental plaque builds up & one of the main ways to protect against plaque, is to brush your teeth after meals, and floss twice per day.
Using an electric sonicare or oral b toothbrush and a hydrofloss oral irrigator is very helpful in maintaining clean, healthy gums and teeth. It is also important to see a dentist for an exam and professional dental cleaning at least two times each year.

In brief: Home Care & Dentist

Dental plaque builds up & one of the main ways to protect against plaque, is to brush your teeth after meals, and floss twice per day.
Using an electric sonicare or oral b toothbrush and a hydrofloss oral irrigator is very helpful in maintaining clean, healthy gums and teeth. It is also important to see a dentist for an exam and professional dental cleaning at least two times each year.
Dr. James Wright
Dr. James Wright
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Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Simply

Good daily hygiene, consistent n regular ck up appointments.

In brief: Simply

Good daily hygiene, consistent n regular ck up appointments.
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
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