Dental Plaque

Dental Plaque

Dental plaque is the sticky invisible film that accumulates on your teeth, on the biting surfaces, in the spaces between the teeth, and along the gum line. Dental plaque gets a jumpstart from sugar and starch. Fortunately, indulging in your favorite snacks doesn’t have to be such a dismal affair.  You can remove dental plaque by brushing and flossing every day. If you don’t, dental plaque can eventually wear down your tooth enamel and cause cavities, or turn into dental calculus or dental tartar and cause gingivitis.

Ways to prevent dental plaque:

Use an inter dental cleaner to clean between teeth.

Eat a balanced diet and limit snacking.

See your dentist for regular dental cleaning and exams.

Consider getting dental sealants.