What develops plaque?
*Plaque develops when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) such as milk, soft drinks or candy are frequently left on the teeth.
*Bacteria that live in the mouth thrive on these foods, producing acids as a result.
* Over time, these acids destroy tooth enamel, resulting in tooth decay.
* Plaque can also develop on the tooth roots under the gum and cause breakdown of the bone supporting the tooth.
Other causes of Dental Plaque:
*Lack of brushing and flossing
*Certain foods and drinks
*Lack of fluoride
*Snacking or sipping often
How to prevent dental plaque
*Brush 2x per day
* See your dental professionals ever 6 months.
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