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  1. Jersey Shore Dental By Annie Merlin

  2. Plaque

  3. Plaque Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that coats teeth. When we eat, plaque reacts with the food in our mouth and releases acids that eat away at teeth enamel, causing tooth decay.

  4. ● Plaque is naturally occurring bacteria in our mouths, and it can never be permanently eradicated. ● Plaque becomes a problem when it is not regularly removed from our teeth by brushing and flossing. What causes plaque?

  5. ● Tartar and calculus are both names for hardened plaque. ● This can be removed during a regular dental hygiene visit. ● What is tartar or calculus?

  6. You can’t prevent the formation of plaque, but there are things you can do to minimize the damage it can cause. You can fight plaque and prevent its buildup by: How can I prevent plaque? ● Flossing every day and brushing at least twice a day Using special after-brushing antibacterial rinses designed to fight plaque Limiting sweets and sugary foods Brushing after eating sweets and sugary foods Making regular dental visits ● ● ● ●

  7. ● Our Dentists will certainly advise you on how to properly brush and floss, since this is your first and best defense against plaque. ● During your regular visits, she or a dental hygienist will give teeth a very thorough cleaning, and use instruments to remove tartar buildup. ● We may be able to use special dental sealants on your molars, where decay often starts. What can you do about plaque?

  8. Between your Visits Brushing, flossing and rinsing are the three most important steps to achieve good oral care at home. Other healthy habits include: ● Avoid tobacco ● Limit beverages like coffee, soda and alcohol ● Teeth need calcium and vitamins. Consume calcium rich food. Going to a dental doctor is important but just that is not enough. You have to take proper care to avoid oral problems. Make sure that you take proper care of your teeth and gums. Understand that plaque keeps forming from time to time. It can be cleared with regular brushing and flossing.

  9. Conclusion If you are looking for best dentist then, we at Jersey Shore Dental are here to provide you and your beloved ones with an exceptional dental care services in West Long Branch and nearby cities.

  10. For More details visit: Contact: Jersey Shore Dental, 879 Broadway, West Long Branch, New Jersey-07764 Book an appointment: (732-222-0977) Email: