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Plaque on your teeth is often easy to spot and can easily become a prevalent problem. Here are a few ways to lower the plaque build up quickly for your teeth, while also getting healthier in other aspects of your diet.


Cutting down on soft drinks


Soft drinks are a common leader for plaque build up. Since they are often high in sugar, acid is released that break them down and can be harmful to how you eat and drink. When left unattended, plaque build up from too many soft drinks can hurt your gums as well, often leading to forms of gum disease.


Cutting soft drinks out of your diet entirely isn’t necessary to avoid plaque build up. It just is recommended to lower your intake to ensure that your teeth stay healthy in the long term.


Starch-heavy foods


Any foods with heavy starch also is prone to increase plaque build up. Now, these would require a more serious diet change to really see a big difference. In order to see results here with your teeth, it’s recommended to improve your brushing and flossing methods. This will lower the amount of change in your day-to-day and simply improve the quality of your teeth care.


I have heavy plaque formed, what can I do?


In your day-to-day, increase the quality and frequency of care for your teeth. This doesn’t mean to scrub more aggressively, but simply to take your time and hone in on which areas are affected. In order to be made aware of which areas to target, seeking professional assistance is a common first step.


Give us a call today and schedule an appointment. We’ll get you back to feeling yourself again, and lowering the risk you have for plaque build up and gum disease. We’re really looking forward to speaking with you soon!