Often times as a dental hygienist, patients ask me why their lower front teeth always get so much plaque and tartar buildup. And even more often - patients want to know how to prevent this from happening. Well, I've got some tricks for you!
For most people, the teeth polishing part of their dental checkup is when it feels like their smile is actually getting cleaned. Even though your hygienist is manually removing most of the buildup before the polishing, it’s that final step that finally leaves you with the “ahhh…” feeling.
How you clean around your braces is super important, not just during treatment, but because of the way your smile will look once your braces come off. With the right technique, you can keep your smile healthy the whole time in braces so that you don’t need extra dental treatment once your teeth are straight.
How to remove PLAQUE versus TARTAR! Having heavy plaque and tartar buildup can affect your overall health, making you more prone to other problems from the bacteria entering into your body from your mouth.