A Tip For Avoiding Plaque

One of the main reasons that your oral health care regime is so important is because a build up of plaque on your teeth and gums can cause real problems. This is why it is essential for you to brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, to floss daily, and to use an appropriate mouthwash when possible.

As well as maintaining an excellent oral healthcare routine,it is also helpful to keep in mind any reliable advice on how you can best incorporate looking after your teeth and gums as part of your diet and lifestyle.

A study at the University of Illinois has found that drinking a small glass of milk after breakfast can reduce the build up of plaque by more than fifty per cent. The findings were published in the Journal of the American Dental Association.

Milk is a fantastic source of calcium, and it is advisable to drink it after a meal because of its ability to neutralise the acids found in foods.

If you would like more information and advice on how you can keep your teeth and gums safe from plaque, contact us today and arrange an appointment with our Hygienist.


Posted by Wickersley Dental Practice on 12th July 2013, under Dental Health Tips,Oral Health Tips