Plaque buildup can be detrimental to your oral health, it is important to treat it before it leads to the development of a complex dental issue. Dr. John Cranham leads a team of highly trained dentists in Chesapeake, VA. Our Chesapeake dental practice is focused on providing high-quality dental care for each of our patients. We encourage patients to develop a proper oral hygiene routine to minimize the change of developing plaque and other complex dental issues associated with plaque buildup.

Removing Plaque Buildup

Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Brush your teeth when you wake up and before you go to bed. Brushing only takes two minutes, so it is a simple way to improve your oral health. Properly removing harmful bacteria can minimize your risk of developing plaque.

Floss your teeth. Flossing helps remove bacteria and food particles between the teeth. Brushing alone can not remove bacteria that is hiding between the teeth. Incorporating flossing into your routine can help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and cavities.

Use an ADA approved mouthwash. Mouth wash or a dentist approved bacterial rinse can help get rid of harmful bacteria and debris in the mouth. Including mouth wash into your normal oral hygiene routine can benefit your smile in the long run.

Get regular professional tooth cleanings. Properly cleaning your teeth helps remove stubborn tartar. A highly trained dental hygienist will properly clean your teeth and one of our experienced dentists will be able to properly check your teeth and gums. Visit our Chesapeake dental office at least twice a year to receive a routine preventive care exam and professional dental cleaning. We care about your oral health and work with you to restore the health of your smile.

Schedule An Appointment

If you need to visit the dentist for a routine preventive care visit, feel free to visit our Chesapeake, VA dental office. We offer a wide range of cosmetic, general and restorative dental services. You can schedule an appointment online or call 757.656.4109 today.

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