Ask A Doctor - My teeth are sometimes filled with plaques.And some plaques are fit to the teeth. can you tell me how to clean those and keep my teeth fresh. - DesiMD Healthcare Services


age is 18. and I am a male - Asked by N M on 02-Dec-2014 18:27:51

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    Answered by Dr. Jyothirmai Talasila on 03-Dec-2014 09:04:02

    Hi, EVeryone's teeth have plaque build up daily. WIth good brushing technique and good oral care it won't cause calculus which is what you feel that sticks to teeth and hard because of calcium deposits from saliva. Two things you need to know one is all of us need dentist visit every 6months for professional cleaning and evaluation of any additional care needed. Second thing is home care on daily basis, which includes brush,floss and mouth wash twice daily. Hope this helps.


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    Answered by Dr. I Vijayalakshmi Murthy on 04-Dec-2014 08:26:50

    Dental Plaque and calculus forms on teeth surfaces within 5 minutes after eating anything. So you can see that there is no escape from plaque!

    What you can do to slow down the formation of deposits is to eat more raw salads and fibrous crunchy foods like slices of apple or carrot;

    which help to clean the teeth. Rinsing your mouth immediately after eating, even with plain water, helps keep your mouth feeling fresh.

    Make sure you remember to clean your tongue with a soft toothbrush for fresh breath.

    Of course, nothing can ever replace regular brushing and flossing at home and teeth cleaning twice a year at the dentist's office.

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