Preventing Plaque Buildup

Over time, plaque can cause a range of dental issues, which require complex dental treatment. It saves money, time, and discomfort if you properly care for your teeth. Dr. Sal Lotardo of Bella Smiles in Riverhead, NY believes in equipping his patients with the education needed to maintain proper oral health. Plaque can be minimized and even eliminated with proper at home oral hygiene and regular visits to our Riverhead dental office. If you haven’t visited the dentist for a bi-annual preventive visit, consider visiting Bella Smiles in Riverhead, NY. You can schedule an appointment online or call (631) 574-3898

Tips on Preventing Plaque

Schedule routine preventive care visits to Bella Smiles. Preventive care visits allow Dr. Lotardo to properly examine your mouth, teeth, gums, and jaw. During a preventive care visit, patients will also receive a dental cleaning. Dental cleanings deep clean the teeth using specialized tools and materials.

Brush and floss your teeth properly. Brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day to remove harmful bacteria and food particles that can stick to your teeth. Properly cleaning your teeth can help minimize your chances of gum disease and tooth decay, which can develop from plaque if not properly treated. Brushing and flossing regularly is one of the simplest methods a patient can do, however, it has some of the greats benefits for your oral health.

Rinse with an ADA approved antibacterial rinse of mouth wash. Mouth wash and antibacterial rinse help remove debris and bacteria in the mouth. Rinse for no less than 30 seconds to properly clean your teeth.