Regular brushing and flossing reduces that chance that plaque will damage the tooth enamel. Medicated toothpastes and mouth washes are useful additional measures.
Chewing sugarless gum, especially those using xylitol as substitute, for 20 minutes after a meal may prevent dental caries. Eating an apple may help clean your teeth too.
Professional dental cleaning by your dental surgeon removes plaque and tartar that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing. Professional cleaning, performed once or twice a year, also can prevent the build-up of plaque.