In order to retain our teeth and prevent periodontal disease, it is essential to remove plaque from the teeth and gums on a daily basis, both using a toothbrush and some sort of interdental hygiene tool (floss, interdental toothbrush, water jet).
Aside from good daily dental hygiene at home, it is necessary to regularly visit a dentist to remove the accumulated plaque before it becomes problematic. It is very difficult to remove all the plaque on your own.
It has been shown that a combination of good daily oral hygiene and a regular visit for light scraping is highly effective to maintain oral health.
Grime does not just accumulate on the teeth, but also between the gum and teeth. Even if we maintain perfect dental hygiene, we need the help of a professional to remove the accumulation of deposited plaque. A bi-annual check-up so the dentist can assess the state of the gums is vital to prevent periodontal disease.
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