The Dentistry in Peoria offers Dental Cleaning to help you fight Tartar Buildup

We all know the importance of proper dental care- brushing, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist. However, no matter the extent of dental care we undergo, we cannot completely stop bacteria from building up in our mouths. After all, we cannot brush our teeth every hour of the day. Moreover, we do not have 100% assurance that the plaque in all corners of our mouths is removed upon brushing. Once plaque hardens, it will then result in tartar.


Here Are Some Simple, Yet Effective Tips, Provided by the Dentistry in Peoria, to Control Tartar Buildup in the Mouth:


-Drink plenty of water after every meal, including the small snacks you eat in between. The water will help remove food byproducts left inside your mouth. Thus, the possibility of having sticky films in between your teeth will be minimized. These sticky films, if not removed immediately, can harden and turn into tartar over time.


-Use the right toothbrush. To ensure you can reach the hard-to-reach areas in your mouth, use a toothbrush with soft and fine bristles. These fine bristles can get into the spaces between your teeth, and may even clean the parts of teeth that gums can conceal.


-Choose a tube of toothpaste with antibacterial or plaque control formula. Although minty and whitening toothpaste is most popular these days, it is still best to prioritize preventing plaque buildup. After all, no one appreciates seeing sparkling white teeth with visible tartar, right?


-Avoid sugary and sticky foods, such as candies, since they can encourage bacteria buildup in your mouth. When bacteria mix with the food byproduct leftover in your mouth, this will release harmful acids, which can cause cavities and damage your enamel.


-Schedule regular teeth cleanings. Toothpaste and mouthwash are not enough to get rid of tartar. It is always best to have your dentist clean your teeth on a regular basis, at least twice a year. Call us to schedule a cleaning today.

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