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Have a little discolouration on the jaw front. What should be done to prevent it?

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i have a little discolouration on the lower jaw front tooth. it is some kind of plaque formation on it. what needs to be done to prevent it? what kind of toothpaste to be used to avoid any such problem in future?
Posted Sun, 7 Oct 2012 in Dental Health
Answered by Dr. Shivangi Gajwani Jain 10 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.

Discolouration on teeth along with plaque/tartar formation ideally is to be removed by a procedure called scaling and polishing(Cleaning).

These stains are almost impossible to remove on your own, with a tooth brush and paste. Therefore dental intervention is required.

Once the stain is removed, then to prevent its occurance, you may follow these instructions:
-Brush twice daily
-Rinse after every meal
-Use a fluoride containing tooth paste
-Floss regularily
-Gargle with mouthwash on a regular basis
-Get clean ups done atleast once a year
-Avoid strongly coloured foods and beverages

Following the above mentioned instructions will keep your teeth and gums healthy and stain free.

I will be happy to answer, if you have any more questions.

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