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    Old 04-15-2020, 09:53 AM   #1
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    Plaque... Right?

    Along the bottom and lower sides of the backs of a few of my bottom teeth (whoo sorry, that was wordy), thereís a sticky white substance. Every time I go to the dentist (once a year), they tell me that itís plaque caused by calcium in my saliva and that I should floss more. They then proceed to scrape it off with special tools, and I figured out how to do almost as good of a job with the pointy back of plastic flossers.
    My problem is, I floss twice a day and plaque still somehow manages to take up residence on my teeth! Iím worrying that it might be something worse than plaque.
    Could someone please help me? Thank you!

     
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    Old 04-15-2020, 08:50 PM   #2
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    Re: Plaque... Right?

    It sounds like plaque.. are you brushing with a regular toothbrush or electric?
    Electric toothbrushes tend to remove more plaque because they spin and rotate and get deeper into the gum line.

    You might also want to start using a germ killing mouthwash, which will make your mouth even cleaner...but yes, it sounds like plaque.
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    Old 04-16-2020, 12:26 PM   #3
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    Re: Plaque... Right?

    I use a standard toothbrush and will probably switch to electric now. Thank you for the advice!

     
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