If you didn’t already know, they actually do sell plaque scrapers at stores and online. But does that mean you no longer have to go to the dentist and that you can do this yourself? Absolutely not!
Your dentist and dental hygienist have formal education and training for a reason. They are the only ones who should ever be close enough to your teeth to remove plaque because they know how to do so safely and effectively with the proper dental tools.
Plus, plaque really sticks to teeth, and because of this, plaque scrapers have to be very sharp. So, it goes without saying, that if not used properly, there is a risk of causing severe damage your gum tissue. It could even cause gum recession. And when your gums become recessed, the sensitive roots of your teeth are exposed. There is also a chance that you could injure your tongue, cheeks, other soft tissues, get an infection, or even end up pushing tartar below your gum line.
Be sure to leave all of your dental care needs to the professionals!
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