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How to Keep Plaque Formation to a Minimum

Posted on 11/10/2016 by Thomas Mahar
An elderly woman receiving a fluoride treatment.
Plaque formation is what all dentists are trying to avoid when they care for your teeth. When they see it, they go in and try and scrape it off. The more plaque you have on your teeth, the more likely you are to face any number of dental problems, from tooth decay to gum disease.

If you want to keep your plaque formation down, you need to see your dentist regularly, and make sure you are getting enough fluoride in your mouth.

The Benefits of Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments help to prevent tooth decay. This has been known for a long time. That is why fluoride is commonly put into city water systems. Each time you drink or cook in your tap water, you get a bit of fluoride in your system, which then helps to coat your teeth and keep them stronger.

You also get fluoride when you brush with a fluoridated toothapaste and mouthwash. You can also go to your dentist and get extra fluoride treatments if you find that you are at greater risk of getting cavities.

The more you are able to go in and see your dentist, the more he or she is going to be able to keep track of your teeth and watch for cavities. The sooner they are caught and treated, the less likely you are to need fillings, and the more likely you are to see the benefits of fluoride for yourself.

If you need help preventing plaque buildup, contact your dentist today. They can help keep your mouth looking and feeling great, and they can help make sure that you are getting enough fluoride to keep your mouth healthy. Also, contact our office about other things that you can do to prevent plaque from building up with the foods you regularly eat.

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