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Plaque is a white, sticky film that clings to the teeth and threatens to harm them regularly. In fact, plaque tends to promote cavities and gum disease. So, as you may have already guessed, it’s best to keep plaque at bay. To help you do so, our dentist, Dr. Jacob Miller, has some tips for you. It’s best to do the following things:

-Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time.

-Floss your teeth once a day.

-Rinse your mouth daily. (Using antibacterial mouthwash kills the bacteria in the mouth)

-Use a soft-bristled toothbrush. (The soft bristles deeply clean the teeth and care for the gums)

-Use oral hygiene tools that have been approved by the American Dental Association. (The ADA Seal of Approval proves that the tools are safe and effective in an oral hygiene routine)

-Visit your dentist every six months for a routine dental cleaning and exam.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about plaque in Grand Rapids, Michigan, please reach out to Jacob S. Miller, DDS at 616-364-7039 when you have the chance. Our dental team is more than glad to teach you more so you can have the top-notch smile and oral health care your smile deserves.