This is the deposit that forms regularly on the surface of the teeth. Plaque dental plaque is responsible for cavities and gum problems (inflammation of the gums, periodontal disease, etc.).
When plaque mineralizes, it becomes tartar, which is responsible for gum problems. A simple brushing does not remove scale. Only your dentist can do this by performing a scaling procedure.
If gum deposit is important and tartar has developed under the gum, your dentist can also offer you a surface treatment, an operation under local anaesthesia to clean and sanitize the surface of the dental roots.
Brushing 3 times a day, after each meal, for about 3 minutes, is the main preventive measure, essential to eliminate plaque and fight against the appearance of cavities and gum disease.
Brushing alone removes up to 50% of plaque.
Brush the top and bottom teeth separately with a FLEXIBLE TOOTH BRUSH.
1 – Alternate vertical and rotary movements from gums to teeth to brush teeth and gums,
2 – The inside of the teeth, always from the gum to the tooth
3/4 – The occlusal surfaces of teeth (which are used for chewing) up to wisdom teeth
5 – For the incisors, use the tip of the toothbrush head.
6 – Do not make horizontal movements.
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Change the brush as soon as the bristles are damaged, on average every 2 months.
Interdental wire and brush
Flossing after brushing is recommended to remove plaque between teeth.
However, if this space is larger, interdental brushes are recommended.
A balanced diet
Une alimentation équilibrée
Good oral health also depends on a healthy and balanced diet. Avoid snacking during the day and limit consumption of cariogenic foods (acidic beverages and sugar-rich foods) especially outside meals.
This is especially true for children during the development of permanent teeth, but it is also true for adults: you should avoid foods that are too sweet, which promote the development of cavities.
Regular visits to your dentist
It is advisable to visit your dentist every six months every year. This visit will allow you to make a personalized assessment of your oral hygiene, detect new cavities and carry out a decalcification if necessary.