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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.

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 can be difficult to see—meaning it can be difficult to clean. However, if you apply a plaque discoloring agent after you brush, any missed plaque will change color. This will let you clean your teeth and remove your plaque more efficiently. 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 will gladly answer any questions you may have.