What Is Dental Plaque and How Can I Get Rid Of It

What Is Dental Plaque and How Can I Get Rid Of It

A beautiful smile and healthy teeth can enhance your personality and indicate your overall health and wellbeing. But when your smile gets tarnished due to pale yellowish teeth, it can impact your self-confidence. The yellowness occurs when a thin film of bacteria accumulates on the teeth’ surface. This bacterial film is known as dental plaque, and if left untreated, it may turn brownish and harden into tartar deposits. Dental plaque can cause tooth decay, toothache, gum swelling, sensitivity, and other gum disorders like gingivitis and periodontitis.

How to Get Rid of Dental Plaque?

Brush after Every Meal

Make it a habit to brush your teeth twice a day and rinse your mouth after every meal. Opt for soft-bristled toothbrushes and use circular motions at all angles to remove the yellowish film. This will help prevent the harmful build-up of germs in the mouth. 

Use Plaque Control Toothpaste

It will help if you use toothpaste that will treat or prevent dental plaque. There are various kinds of toothpaste available with a higher concentration of ingredients like zinc sulfate, fluoride, and pyrophosphates, which avoid accumulations of plaque and wash away oral bacteria.

Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is a traditional method of removing plaque from teeth by swishing your mouth with oil. This therapy will remove plaque and address bleeding gums and sores and prevent tooth decay. These oil substances have antibacterial properties and promote dental health.

Scrub Your Teeth

Brushing alone will not remove the hardened tartar. In such situations, you may scrub your teeth thoroughly on alternative days to remove the tartar manually. Homemade scrubs like aloe vera and glycerine or baking soda with water can be used as these ingredients not only remove the plaque but brighten your pearly whites.

Use Antiseptic Mouthwash

Regular use of mouthwash plays a significant role in removing bacteria and germs from the oral cavities and helps in preventing plaque build-up.

Home Remedies

Baking Soda

Baking soda works exceptionally well to clear away plaque. Brush your teeth with the soda mixture and rinse well.

Aloe Vera and Glycerine

Aloe vera and glycerine contain powerful antioxidant and antibacterial properties that help fight dental plaque and improve oral hygiene.

Orange Peel

Orange peels containing vitamin C, limonene, and gluconate help support dental health. These active compounds work to combat tartar-building pathogens on the enamel.

We provide dental solutions that will improve your oral health while transforming smiles. Visit our office, Midtown Dental, at 750 George Washington Way, Richland, WA, Suite 1 99352. You can also reach us at (509) 946-1678.


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