Will Flossing Get Rid Of Plaque?

Plaque is a sticky-feeling film that accumulates on your teeth. You may not see it but you can usually feel it with your tongue. When it hardens, it leads to tartar. Flossing can get rid of plaque.

However, if it hardens and becomes tartar, you can no longer remove it through brushing and flossing alone. You’ll need to visit Manhattan Beach Dental Center to eliminate it.

How to properly remove plaque

To maintain good oral health, make sure that you have regular dental checkups. Visit your dentist every six months or as recommended by your dentist.

Brush Your Teeth Properly

Before you floss, it’s vital that you brush your teeth properly after every meal to prevent plaque formation.

When you brush, make sure that you use a soft-bristled brush. Then, clean all tooth surfaces to ensure that you’re thoroughly cleaning your teeth.

It’s also vital that you use fluoride toothpaste. It helps in strengthening your teeth by increasing fluoride content in your teeth. Fluoride is vital to ensure that your tooth enamel is strong, preventing your teeth from becoming vulnerable to cavities. Making your tooth enamel stronger will also prevent adverse effects of acidic foods and drinks. Fluoride toothpaste will also help in remineralizing your teeth, especially in areas affected by decay. It protects your teeth from harmful bacteria that can cause plaque or tartar formation.

You should also consider using tartar control toothpaste to remove tartar and plaque. This special type of toothpaste contains essential ingredients that can eliminate plaque and prevent tartar buildup on the teeth.

In addition to using a soft-bristled brush and fluoride toothpaste, it’s also important that you know how to brush your teeth properly. When you visit Manhattan Beach Dental Center, we’ll teach you how to clean your teeth thoroughly. We recommend brushing your teeth for at least two minutes.

Brush Your Tongue

Apart from your teeth, make sure that you include your tongue when you clean your teeth. When you eat, some food residue stays in your tongue. To prevent plaque buildup, you must include this area of your mouth when brushing your teeth.

You may also use a dental pick to remove plaque properly. This is a thin plastic stick that you can purchase at a drug store.

Gargle Antiseptic Oral Cleanser

Gargling antiseptic oral cleanser that it contains anti-bacterial properties can help remove plaque.  If you’re not sure where to find it, ask one of our dentists at the Manhattan Beach Dental Center. This oral cleanser is vital to your oral hygiene routine as it loosens or removes plaque.

Visit Your Dentist

Sometimes, plaque buildup can be difficult to remove. It’s vital that you visit your dentist at the Manhattan Beach Dental Center every six months to properly clean your mouth and ensure your plaque doesn’t lead to tartar.

About James Kline DDS

My name is Dr. James Kline, and it has been my pleasure to serve the South Bay for 38 years in the same location at Manhattan Beach Dental Center. A California native, I received my pre-dental education at Pasadena Nazarene College. At the age of 21, I started Dental School at the University of Southern California where I was graduated in 1973. As a result of their excellent training, I am very comfortable performing more involved procedures like Root Canal Therapy and Oral Surgery such as Wisdom Tooth Extractions. Continuous training allows me to provide Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry. For your convenience, I have a Dental Laboratory on the premises. This allows me to work closely with the Dental Technician to fabricate the most functional and esthetic Partials and Dentures. I am also able to accommodate emergency Denture Repairs on the spot.As your General Dentist, I care about your dental conditions as it relates to your overall health and well being. Your comfort during dental procedures is my highest concern. I work at your pace and offer free Nitrous Oxide Gas. I remain committed to giving you a healthy and attractive smile with honest and conservative treatment while developing a long term relationship.My hobbies include traveling, fishing, Texas Hold’em, Swimming, and Singing. My passion is Barbershop Quartet Singing which I started at age twelve. It has allowed me to perform in concerts around the world for 40 years. Ultimately my Quartet won the coveted International Barbershop Quartet Championship in 2004. I have two children, both married, and a beautiful baby granddaughter. I have been blessed to serve this community and look forward to doing so for many years to come. I enjoy coming to the office everyday and I’m encouraged the company of my wonderful staff and patients. I look forward to meeting you. At our office, we have a relaxed atmosphere. There’s a open reception area that allows me meet, greet and answer any questions that our clients may have. We have a great play area for kids and many of our adult patients have a great time in our waiting room. On any given day, a spontaneous “party” can happen in the front area while serious dentistry is getting performed. We take pride in getting to know our patients and making them feel comfortable, like family, and not just an anonymous face off the street. This is what sets us apart from any other practice in the area.
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