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What Is a Dental Plaque and How to Remove It

What Is a Dental Plaque and How to Remove It

What Is Dental Plaque?

Dental plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria that always builds up on the teeth and around the gum line. Dental plaque contains bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease. When the plaque is formed and not removed with proper brushing and flossing, it can harden up to become tartar, sometimes called ‘calculus.’

How to Remove Dental Plaque

You can get rid of dental plaque by following these simple steps:

  • Brush thoroughly at least twice a day for two minutes to completely remove the plaque from all surfaces of the teeth.
  • Floss daily to remove plaque between the teeth and below the gum line, where the toothbrush does not reach.
  • Limit foods with sugar are foods that are rich in starch, especially sticky snacks.
  • Schedule at least two regular visits with your Simi Valley dentist for professional cleanings and dental exams every year.


Correct brushing, especially with a tartar control toothpaste and dental floss, is necessary to reduce the plaque and tartar accumulation. Once the tartar has been formed, only your dentist in Simi Valley will be able to remove it professionally.

To schedule your appointment with Dr. Muradian, please call (805) 522-0880.

Location: 3695 Alamo Street, #300 Simi Valley CA 93063

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