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One of the leading causes of dental health problems is plaque buildup. Left unchecked, it can turn into tartar, which leads to gingivitis.
Obviously, it’s important to remove plaque from your teeth. The following tips are the effective ways Dr. Richard Mantoan recommends you employ to remove plaque.

Always floss

When you brush your teeth, you only reach about 65% of your tooth’s surface. That leaves 35% still dirty and in need of cleaning. That’s where flossing comes in, and it’s why you’re always encouraged to floss when you come into our Southland Smiles office for your regular checkups.

Flossing removes plaque from between your teeth and cleans where your brush can’t so plaque doesn’t have a chance to cause cavities or inflame your gums.

See the dentist

You can’t skip your regular dental checkups if you want plaque removed from your teeth. Our team here in Flossmoor, Illinois can remove plaque and tartar – hardened plaque – from the harder-to-reach areas of your mouth, ensuring that you’re plaque free and healthy as possible.

It’s ideal to focus on having clean teeth as often as possible so plaque doesn’t have the opportunity to build up and cause oral health issues. If you need to schedule a cleaning, or have more questions regarding plaque, call us today at 708-794-4253.