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Your dentist, Dr. Eric Thiede, wants you to have a strong and healthy smile. In order to achieve that status, you need to keep plaque at bay. Plaque is a harmful substance that is tough to see. It’s a white, sticky film that clings to the surfaces of your teeth and lives in the crevices of the smile. If you’re not careful, it can create tooth decay and gum disease. So, it’s best to have a plaque-free smile as much as possible. To help you do so, our dental team has some tips for you.

First, keep up on oral hygiene, which means you need to brush twice a day and floss once a day. Brushing helps you remove the plaque that lives on the surfaces of the teeth. All you need to use is a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste to effectively clean the teeth. Flossing once a day helps remove the plaque that buried itself in between the teeth. All you need to use is a flossing product of your choice and you’ll be set!

Second, visit Black Lake Dental for a dental cleaning twice a year. This appointment is very important, especially because the treatments provided can help you remove the plaque and tartar (plaque in its future form) from your teeth and gumline completely. Although you brush and floss regularly, there is still a good chance you missed a few spots, which is why the cleaning is beneficial. So, make sure you visit our office every six months.

For more information and details about how to have a plaque-free smile in Olympia, Washington, please reach out to our dental team by dialing 360-915-7353. We will be more than happy to help you!