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Several individuals are known to be at an increased risk of dental damage due to the products they may be consuming. Not only can your lifestyle habits affect your smile, but so too can your diet. If you’re constantly eating unhealthy sweets and treats, you could give rise to a substance known as plaque. Plaque buildup is a thin layer of debris and bacteria in your mouth that is often the result of poor oral hygiene habits and dietary choices. To eliminate plaque, be sure to establish effective cleaning routines.

Every six months, you should visit our dentist for professional cleanings. Our dentist can help to adequately clean between teeth and around teeth in areas that you may have missed with your daily cleaning routines. However, it should never be used as a substitute for your daily cleanings, as you will still need to brush twice daily and floss once daily as well. When you do practice effective oral hygiene, make sure the products you are using are safe. For additional help, speak with our dentist about product recommendations and suggestions. As a supplemental cleaning tool, try chewing sugarless gum after meals by using mouthwash to rinse away debris and plaque buildup.

For more information about plaque buildup prevention and removal, please schedule an appointment with Litchfield Dental Care at our office in Litchfield Park, Arizona, by calling us at 623-547-0307. Dr. John Kim and our team will make sure you receive the superstar smile upgrade you require.