Most people know about dental plaque. They understand that these bacteria can stick to the front of your teeth and cause damage to your tooth enamel over time that leads to cavities. One of the other remedies we offer at our Dental Aesthetics & Wellness center is Aliso Viejo deep cleaning.
Here’s a list of some of the other things that you can do to fight plaque along with regular checkups and cleanings.
Having a healthy diet can prevent any kind of oral complications including a buildup of plaque. Sugar and starch are two of the ingredients that you should be looking for and avoiding in the foods that you eat. Both of these culprits can lead to the buildup of acid. The acid in turn can eat away at the enamel and result in cavities over time. On the other side of that coin there are foods that contribute to saliva which in turn washes away the acids that cause the problems. Fruits and vegetables are at the top of the list.
Keep up a good oral health routine. Along with visits for Aliso Viejo deep cleaning, you need to keep up your regular brushing routine. It’s important to remember the plaque starts to form anywhere from 4 to 12 hours after the last time you’ve brushed. That means you should put together a schedule where you brush your teeth at least twice a day.
Flossing is another important aspect of fighting plaque. Although many people forget this important part of their dental hygiene routine, there’s a statistic that can help you remember. Research tells us that brushing only gets to 60% of the areas that need to be clean.
Some people find it hard to use traditional dental floss. There are a variety of alternatives including a floss pick that can solve this problem for you. The fact remains that you should include flossing and brushing so that you get complete oral care.
Finally, using a mouth rinse is also a good idea. These rinses are different from a mouthwash and you should ask us about the best ones to use. Keep in mind that fighting plaque is a full time and constant battle. Using the best techniques and routines will help you in between regular dental visits.
Of course, our Aliso Viejo deep cleaning services should be included.