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Gum disease is a serious and dangerous dental issue that forms when you fail to remove plaque from your smile on a regular basis. This is why it’s so important to remove the plaque from the surfaces of your teeth. To help you do so, our Designer Smiles Dentistry dental team encourages you to do the following things:

-Brush: Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. Many like to brush in the morning and at night. As you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush. The soft bristles will deeply clean your smile and will be gentle with your gums. This will help remove the plaque from the surfaces of your teeth and will help prevent gum disease.

-Floss: Flossing is vital for removing plaque from your teeth. Plaque tends to live in the crevices of your smile and brushing won’t usually be able to remove it. So, it’s important to floss at least once a day so you can remove the harmful particles that threaten your smile within the small, hard-to-reach areas of your mouth.

-Visit your dentist: The professional dental cleaning Dr. Wayne W. Hsieh offers at our office is the only treatment that can completely wash the plaque away. The special tools and techniques will free your smile from the harmful substance that threatens to attack your gums and create gum disease. So, make sure to visit your dentist every six months for a routine cleaning and exam.

Doing these things will help you keep your smile in tip-top shape. To learn more about plaque in Garden City, New York, and how to keep it far away from your smile, please call our office at 516-280-4020 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are happy to give you the information you need so you can have a pristine oral health!