Removing Plaque Safely with Your Home Dental Tool Kit
Without a dental scaler but with a great home oral care routine, you possess the power to remove plaque at home safely. Here are the tools you need to remove the plaque before any tooth decay or gum disease sets in – and before the plaque hardens into tartar:
- Soft-Bristled Toothbrush and Fluoride Toothpaste: Brush twice daily to remove plaque.
- Interdental Cleaner: Remove plaque from between your teeth and under your gumline daily with one of these products:
- Dental floss or tape
- Interdental brush
- Water flosser
- Antibacterial Plaque-Reducing Mouthwash: Rinse daily.
Of course, with regular dental visits, you can find out if you're doing a good job, as well as address other dental issues. During visits, your trained dental hygienist can remove any missed plaque and tartar with a dental scaler and other instruments.
Plaque removal is essential for good oral health, and you can safely remove – and prevent – plaque from forming. But you don't want to risk dental mishaps by using a plaque scraper at home. It's best to trust your licensed dental professionals with specialized tools. That way, you can ensure safe, optimal oral health treatment.