Consumption of food and beverages rich in sugar leads to the building-up of mass of bacteria or biofilm on the tooth surface, which is called dental plaque. The appearance of gum diseases such as gingivitis, periodontitis and cavities can be attributed to it as well.
The mouth is considered to be the dirtiest organ of the body as it is full with bacteria. When these bacteria come in contact with the remnants of food, they form dental plaque. The tooth protection layer is damaged leading to cavities because of this acidic dental plaque. Its vital to remove dental plaque as it can lead to irritation of gums causing tooth loss, gingivitis and periodontitis.
Taking care of oral hygiene everyday is very important in this regard. Brush your teeth twice a day, i.e. once in the morning after waking up and once in the night before going to bed. Avoid carbonated drinks and sweets. Make sure to clean the area which can’t be reached with brush by using a dental floss. Visit dental clinic once a year and the dentist regularly in order to maintain proper oral health.
The above mentioned were some of the regular methods for removing dental plaque. Apart from these, you can also try some natural methods: