Dental plaque is the buildup with the slimy feel that is ever present on your teeth. It is a living thriving bacterial habitat. More than 800 different types of bacteria are present in plaque. Most are harmless. Some, especially an organism called streptococcus mutans, cause tooth decay by producing acid from dietary sugars which dissolve tooth enamel. Others, are responsible for gingivitis (mild, reversible gum disease) and periodontitis (severe, irreversible gum disease).
To prevent plaque, simply;
If you are concerned about plaque buildup, you can get a Toothpic Report now and our dentists will review images of your teeth and share a detailed report on any issues, homecare and next steps you may need.