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Dental plaque attaches itself onto the various hard surfaces present in the oral cavity and is very difficult to remove just by rinsing. The complex plaque structure is responsible for a number of periodontal diseases and hence the regular removal of plaque is essential to maintain a good oral hygiene for which mechanical plaque control aids are made use of on an everyday basis. Individuals are taught to use proper aids in the right places and in the right manner to bring about an efficient plaque removal and also to not cause much harm intraorally. This article reviews the various aspects of mechanical plaque removal and its benefits.