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Are you familiar with the risks associated with plaque? Plaque is a sticky film of debris and bacteria that lay on your teeth and is known to contribute to cavities and gum disease. If left untreated, it can eventually cause tooth loss and severe gum tissue infections. In fact, plaque buildup is one of the leading causes of cavities among healthy adults.

To help eliminate plaque, it’s important to establish an effective oral health routine that includes cleaning your mouth out every day. To help remove debris from your mouth, be sure to brush twice a day and floss once a day as well. Adding supplementary cleaning tools such as mouthwash and sugarless chewing gum has also been proven to be effective.

One of the best tools for removing plaque is saliva. Saliva is present in your mouth and is designed to help remove debris and harmful acids from building up. It can also provide disease-fighting substances for your mouth. To produce additional saliva, always be sure to hydrate properly and eat crunchy foods with a high water content.

With the skilled workmanship of Dr. Rakhi Jani and our team at our office in Livermore, California, we can make sure your smile remains plaque free. To book an appointment at Smiles Unlimited, call us at 925.344.5757.