What is a Plaque Discoloring Agents?

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Do you know why it’s important to brush and floss? Mostly, you need to remove the plaque that can harden into tartar. Sadly, while you can remove plaque by brushing and flossing, once it’s hardened, only a dentist can remove it and can lead to gum disease, which can lead to the loss of teeth and gum tissue.

Fortunately, there are many things you can do to protect your smile from gum disease—though the most important thing you can do is remove the plaque from your teeth. Incidentally, this means visiting your dentist. They will be able to remove plaque that you can’t remove at home. But, when you are at home, what can you do to make sure your smile is clean? One thing you may want to consider is a plaque discoloring agent.

Luckily, if you brush like you should, you can remove plaque before it hardens. Unfortunately, plaque is practically invisible, making it difficult to know that you’ve removed it efficiently. If you are interested in cleaning your teeth more effectively, have you ever considered a plaque discoloring agent?

Plaque discoloring agents are very useful because they will literally change the color of plaque, letting you clearly see areas you should clean more thoroughly. Please don’t misunderstand:  a disclosing agent will not remove plaque. Instead, you should brush and floss your teeth as normal, then use the disclosing agent, and finally clean any remaining plaque.

Fortunately, plaque disclosing agents come in many forms. For example, plaque discoloring agents can be tablets, a swab, a solution, or even dental floss.  Whether you are at risk for gum disease or just interested in having a cleaner smile, please speak with your dentist to learn if a plaque discoloring agent is right for you.

If you are interested in learning more, or would like to schedule an appointment with our team, please feel free to contact us today. We are excited to hear from you.