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Blog - Plaque

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How to Brush Your Teeth the Right Way between Teeth Cleanings

If you are like most people, you believe a beautiful smile is the most beautiful attribute. So you show up to your dental appointment once every six months for a routine teeth cleaning, as recommended by your dentist, and you leave the office feeling clean and confident.

But wait! It’s now up to you to keep your teeth healthy until your next teeth cleaning. Proper brushing techniques are generally not a topic of conversation among most people; therefore, most people are unaware that they are actually brushing their teeth wrong.

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5 Common Practices That Result In Plaque Buildup

Plaque is a sticky and soft coating that builds up on and around your teeth, and it consists of millions of bacterium. 

What Causes Plaque?

Here are the 5 common practices that will cause plaque: 

Plaque bad habit # 1: Neglecting nature’s toothbrushes

Long before fluoride toothpaste and toothbrushes existed, there were certain foods that played an important role in keeping plaque from building up on our teeth. These include plenty of crunchy fruits or vegetables. For instance, you eating carrots, cucumbers, apples, and many other raw vegetables and fruits that are teeth-friendly will help prevent plaque buildup. 

Plaque bad habit # 2: Not brushing regularly

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Study Suggests Drinking Milk After Breakfast Reduces Plaque Build-Up

What do you normally have for breakfast? What do your children normally have? For a lot of people, adults and children alike, breakfast cereal is still a staple go-to for your favorite morning meal. 

However, it’s not without its drawbacks—many breakfast cereals, even those marked as “healthy,” tend to contain a large amount of sugar. This can wreak havoc on your teeth and increase your dental care issues.

One recent study showed a promising trend, though: participants were asked to eat dry, sugary breakfast cereal. The plaque build-up on their teeth was measured, then they were asked to repeat the experiment.

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