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As you may already know, plaque is a dangerous substance. It’s a white, sticky film that clings to your teeth and promotes tooth decay and gum disease. If you don’t remove plaque on a regular basis, your smile could be in grave danger. So, our Jupina Dental dental team encourages you to keep your teeth and gums free from plaque by doing the following things:

-Brush: Brush your teeth twice a day—every morning and every night—for two minutes each time. As you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush. The soft bristles will remove the plaque from your smile and will be gentle with your gums. It’s important to brush regularly so the plaque won’t have the chance to harden into tartar.

-Floss: Flossing is essential because it removes the plaque that resides between your teeth. Brushing usually can’t clean those hard-to-reach places, so it’s important not to forget to floss. As you floss, use an easy-to-use product, like waxed floss, and be careful as you clean near the gumline.

-Visit your dentist: Your regular dental cleaning and checkup with your dentist, Dr. Joan M. Jupina, is the only treatment that can completely remove the plaque and tartar from your smile. So, it’s extremely important to receive this treatment every six months. This will help you prevent gum disease and even tooth decay.

Keeping up on oral hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly are the best ways to keep your smile and oral health in tip-top shape. To learn more about how to eliminate plaque from your smile in Hayward, California, please call our office at 510.783.1414 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to help you wash plaque away on a regular basis!