Posts Tagged: dental plaque

Plaque – Tips to Slow Down Plaque Buildup

Dental hygiene visit to remove plaque

Dental plaque is the sticky, uncomfortable biofilm that forms around your gum line just hours after brushing your teeth. It’s the product of hundreds of types of oral bacteria gathering in your mouth, and when left unattended, it can quickly calcify into tartar. Tarter is insoluble and no amount of toothpaste and water can remove… Read more »

What is Plaque?

You’re probably aware that dental plaque is the sticky, yellow substance that forms naturally on teeth. We brush our teeth to remove plaque so that it doesn’t cause cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. Un-removed plaque calcifies into a hard substance called calculus or tartar. At dental cleanings, a hygienist removes plaque that we miss… Read more »