Many oral care products target plaque and promote healthy teeth and gums. But what is plaque and why is it important to control it before it spreads into your mouth? Getting an answer to your questions is as simple as visiting the dentist in Liverpool.
At Liverpool Smile Studio, we will do our best to help remove plaque and debris from your teeth and gums. Most people don’t appreciate that no matter how well they brush and floss their teeth, they will always have some plaque left behind. This is because most toothbrushes are not designed to reach certain areas in the mouth that are hard to clean. Your dentist in Liverpool will remove plaque from your smile as part of your regular dental check-up.
What is plaque?
Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that develops on the teeth during the course of the day. Every time you eat or drink (even if you opt for healthy choices) plaque is formed around your teeth and over your gums. While most of the plaque is removed during brushing and flossing, some hard-to-reach areas in the mouth are more susceptible to the build-up of debris. While you can keep your teeth fairly free from plaque by brushing and flossing twice a day, only a dentist in Liverpool can remove all remains of plaque from your teeth before it turns into tartar, a hardened substance that can affect your teeth and gums negatively.
The importance of professional cleanings
Your dentist in Liverpool will remove plaque and debris from your teeth and gums in ways that are impossible at home. At Liverpool Smile Studio, we have equipment to ensure that plaque and tartar are safely removed from your teeth and around your gums. Visiting the dentist in Liverpool every few months to remove plaque is well worth your time and effort, since this visit can save you from extensive and expensive treatments in the future. For all these reasons, if you notice that your plaque situation is out of control, you should arrange an appointment as soon as possible. Always ask your dentist before trying any DIY remedies.