Your oral health and overall wellbeing are our top priority. Maintaining healthy gums and teeth are key to plaque control and minimizing your risk of developing gum disease. Plaque is a stick film of bacteria that forms on your teeth and gums. It is the primary cause of periodontal disease and tooth decay.

Effective plaque control is crucial to maintaining good oral health. Here are some key tips for plaque control:

  • Regular Brushing: Brush your teeth at least twice a day using fluoride toothpaste. Make sure to use a soft-bristle toothbrush and brush gently to avoid damaging your gums. Ideally, you should brush after each meal and before bed at night.
  • Floss Daily: Flossing helps remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth and along the gumline. It is a crucial step in maintaining healthy gums. Flossing before going to bed is recommended.
  • Mouthwash: An antimicrobial mouthwash can help reduce the bacteria in your mouth. Consult with our periodontist to choose the right mouthwash for your needs.
  • Professional Cleanings: Regular dental cleanings are vital to remove plaque and tartar buildup that cannot be eliminated through regular brushing and flossing.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. William Strutz and learn more about plaque control and gum disease in Shawnee, Kansas, please contact us today at 913-268-0808.

Contact us today to learn more about periodontal care and schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Strutz!

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