Tips for Dealing with Plaque

Tips for Dealing with Plaque

Plaque is one of the trickiest problems to tackle when you are worried about your oral health.

Plaque is one of the trickiest problems to tackle when you are worried about your oral health. If you have more questions, then you shouldn’t hesitate to ask your Annapolis dentist every question that you have. In the meantime, try following these tips for dealing with the plaque, and you’ll be surprised by how much of a difference they can make.

Go to the Dentist

Before you try anything else, make another appointment to see your dentist. If it has been longer than six months since your last visit, then you are probably overdue for a visit anyway. After all, your dentist has access to tools and techniques for removing and reducing plaque that you won’t be able to replicate at home with the same excellent results. Plus, your dentist can recommend deep cleaning if you should need one.   

Try New Toothpaste and Mouthwash

Another tactic you can try is to switch out the toothpaste that you’ve been using. It could be that the toothpaste you use. Some types of toothpaste and can slow down calcium and magnesium binding to your teeth. Although you don’t want a calcium deficiency, protecting the surface of your teeth can also prevent the rapid spread of gum disease and other oral health problems, such as cavities. Mouthwash can also help you take care of your teeth. That’s because the liquid can get in between the spaces in your teeth that even floss and toothbrushes can’t manage.

Use Water Flossers

If you don’t like the taste of mouthwash or you haven’t found one that you like, then you can always try something else: water flossers. The flossers work by spraying water between your teeth and your gums and help remove debris that gets stuck without the pain and bleeding associated with conventional floss. The water moves the plaque off much like you would use a power washer on your home’s siding to get rid of mold, mildew, and dirt. It’s the same principle in action.

Use Baking Soda

This may be a great suggestion, but don’t let that stop you from trying it. It will neutralize the acids in your mouth, meaning that there are fewer bacteria in your mouth the form plaque and tartar.


Whether it’s a regular check-up you need or a tooth extracted, Annapolis Dental Care has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities, and so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and give them the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube! We are always looking for new patients, so if you live in Arnold, Annapolis, or Anne Arundel County, MD, come on down!




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