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Plaque is a sticky film that clings to the teeth and is hard to see. You need to be very careful because plaque can promote tooth decay and gum disease.

It’s best to prevent plaque growth as much as possible. It’s also important to remove plaque daily so it doesn’t turn into tartar, which is a toxic substance that can even further harm the teeth, smile, and entire oral health. In order to prevent and remove plaque, you need to brush twice a day for two minutes each time, floss daily, rinse with anti-bacterial mouthwash daily, visit your dentist every six months for your checkup, and avoid sugary foods as much as possible.

When plaque is harming your smile, there are a few telltale signs, like irritated gums that swell and bleed and yellow or brown deposits on the lower sections of your teeth above the gumline. At these points, it’s important to schedule an appointment with you dentist, Dr. Alexander Zubkov, because he will provide a treatment that is the only successful way to restore your oral health.

Do you have questions about plaque in Enfield, Connecticut? If so, please contact Associates in Dentistry at 860-745-2712 when you can. Our dental team is happy to help you, and we look forward to your phone call!