Plaque develops on your teeth every day, so you need a good dental care routine to keep your teeth clean and healthy. Plaque staining products are a good way to double-check your routine and make sure that there aren’t any spots you’ve been missing. Plaque staining products are great for pediatric dental care too, so kids can see when their teeth are really sparkling clean. In today’s blog, the experts at Parkcrest Dental Group discuss the benefits of plaque staining products for pediatric dental care.
How is Plaque a Problem for Oral Health?
Plaque is a white film that develops on your teeth, tongue and gums. It is composed of bacteria, food debris and saliva. Since plaque is a host for bad bacteria, it is important to remove it thoroughly as part of your daily dental care routine. If it is not removed, the bad bacteria that hides in plaque will cause bad breath, cavities and gum disease. If you don’t clean away plaque, it will harden into tartar, which resists brushing and must be removed by your dentist.
Plaque forms on all surfaces of your teeth, even in the hard-to-reach crevices between teeth, so brush carefully and completely. There are helpful dental tools that can be used to make sure that you have completely remove plaque from your teeth, and one particularly helpful tool is a plaque staining product.
What are Plaque Staining Products?
Plaque staining products come as chewable tablets and mouth rinses. They are specially formulated to release a colorful stain that only sticks to plaque in your mouth, so you can see exactly where plaque is hiding. When plaque first forms, it is almost clear. When it is older and built up, it is still a white color, so it can be difficult to spot in your mouth. Plaque staining products are a great way to target areas in your mouth that need extra attention during your daily dental cleaning.
In case you were wondering, yes, plaque staining products are temporary! The coloring will go away relatively quickly as you brush your teeth. Plaque stains are healthy and just as safe to use as toothpaste. Like toothpaste, don’t swallow the plaque stain, and read the usage instructions that come with the product.
How Can Plaque Staining Tablets Help with Pediatric Dental Care?
Plaque stains are particularly good for children who are still learning the importance of healthy daily dental care. The staining products help teach children how to brush carefully and completely. The process of actually seeing the stained parts of the teeth and cleaning them by brushing is very instructive for kids who may not fully appreciate the importance of brushing. Pediatric dental health is very important, and plaque staining products can be a big help.
Plaque stains are also great for people who have orthodontics. When orthodontics are involved, it can be difficult to clean all the extra nooks and crannies, and flossing can be very difficult. Plaque stains help illuminate the plaque problem areas so you can make an extra effort to brush them every day.
Every Detail Matters at Parkcrest Dental Group
At Parkcrest Dental Group, we give extra time and attention to each of our patients to ensure complete dental health, even in the nooks and crannies. Plaque staining products are just one of the many tools that can help ensure great pediatric dental care, so your kid’s smile stays healthy and beautiful. Contact Parkcrest Dental Group today to see all the ways we can help you and your family.