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The Problem of Plaque

Your teeth are covered with a sticky film of bacteria called plaque. Following a meal or snack, the bacteria release acids that attack tooth enamel. Repeated attacks can cause the enamel to break down, eventually resulting in cavities.

Plaque that is not removed with through daily brushing and cleaning between teeth can eventually harden into calculus, or tartar. Brushing and cleaning between teeth become more difficult when tartar collects above the gum line. 

The gum tissue can become irritated and inflamed. Gums may become swollen or may bleed. This is called gingivitis, the early stage of periodontal (gum) disease. The good news is that gingivitis is reversible with professional teeth cleaning in the dental office and good care at home.

If gum disease is left untreated, the gums may pull away from the teeth and form pockets that usually become infected. Without treatment, bone loss can occur and teeth may become loose, fall out or require extraction.

Twice-daily brushing and cleaning the teeth daily with floss or other inter dental cleaners help remove food particles and plaque from the mouth and are essential in preventing both tooth decay and gum disease.




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