Dental Health

The lowdown on plaque and tooth decay

Plaque & Tooth Decay:

  • Plaque is a clear, sticky film formed by bacteria in your mouth.
  • If it is not cleaned away, Plaque can irritate your gums, leading to gingivitis, gum disease and eventually tooth decay.
  • Brushing helps remove plaque from the outer surfaces of teeth, but using floss is critical to remove plaque from between your teeth where toothbrushes can't reach.
  • Brushing your teeth without flossing is like washing only 70% of your body.

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