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What's best for dental plaque removal?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
3 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. Stan Shih
Dentistry

In brief: Elbow grease

Brushing for an adequate period of time (3 minutes) and flossing.

In brief: Elbow grease

Brushing for an adequate period of time (3 minutes) and flossing.
Dr. Stan Shih
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry

In brief: Dental visit

Dental plaque builds up & can turn into tartar if not completely removed above the gum & under the gum. Periodontal disease can result over time when this happens.
The best treatment for plaque removal is home brushing, flossing, and oral irrigation with a hydrofloss or waterpik along with professional cleanings & exams with gum pocket measurements every 3 to 6 months at your dentists office.

In brief: Dental visit

Dental plaque builds up & can turn into tartar if not completely removed above the gum & under the gum. Periodontal disease can result over time when this happens.
The best treatment for plaque removal is home brushing, flossing, and oral irrigation with a hydrofloss or waterpik along with professional cleanings & exams with gum pocket measurements every 3 to 6 months at your dentists office.
Dr. James Wright
Dr. James Wright
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