By contactus
March 21, 2012
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What do you mean…remove the plaque, where is it?

Many people look in the mirror and don't see anything on their teeth so they assume that their teeth are clean.  Unfortunately, they just can’t see the plaque. Dental plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that sticks to your teeth.  It needs to be removed twice a day, but how do we find it? Go back to your childhood; remember the small chewable pill that turned your mouth reddish-purple? It works for adults too. 

Ask your hygienist for a few, or purchase disclosing tablets in the pharmacy. The directions are simple. Brush and floss thoroughly. Then chew a tablet and rinse out with water. Look at your teeth and the plaque left on your teeth will be stained red.  Really look at your teeth and see where you are missing, then brush or floss it away.  Now your teeth are properly clean!  Doing this once a week, or once a month as needed really helps you see what the hygienist sees.

Try it…it can be fun!