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Recommendations for the removal of dental plaque

Clínica dental Madrid Dr. Estévez, dentista en Madrid, ¿Cómo eliminar la placa dental de los dientes?


Use of the toothbrush


Choose the brush that has a small head, to be able to reach the most difficult areas of the mouth and that is made up of soft synthetic bristles. Whether it is a manual or electric toothbrush, it is necessary to change it every three months to maintain its effectiveness. Brushes with deformed bristles are not recommended. It is recommended to brush your teeth after each meal. Wash and dry the brush after use.


Dental floss and interdental brushes


When we only use the toothbrush, we leave 40% of the surface of our teeth unclean. To achieve optimal hygiene it is necessary to clean these spaces with dental floss or interdental brushes. Your dentist will recommend the best method for your mouth. It is recommended to perform at least one interdental hygiene a day, before or after conventional brushing.


Toothpastes, gels and mouthwashes


The additional use of these products can contribute to oral hygiene. The use of fluoride toothpastes and mouthwashes may be recommended to reduce the appearance of cavities. There are also antibacterial products (antiseptics), which help prevent gum disease by reducing the formation of plaque. Some toothpastes and mouthwashes contain specific products to reduce excessive tooth sensitivity, to reduce the formation of calculus "tartar" or to control bad breath.


How to verify that the teeth are clean?


Dental plaque is a sticky film that is difficult to see with the naked eye on the surface of the teeth. In the pharmacy you can buy disclosing tablets or solutions, which temporarily color the dental plaque and highlight the areas where there is still plaque.

Brush the discolored areas on your teeth again until they are gone.

It is advisable to perform a dental cleaning once a year, visit thedentist.

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