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.