What Is Plaque?

September 30th, 2014 → 6:27 pm @

Teeth are susceptible to a variety of disorders and complications, and plaque is behind several of them. It accumulates when you fail to practice proper oral hygiene. Keep reading to take a closer look at what exactly plaque is.

Plaque is composed of bacteria, food debris, and other germs. These components stick to your teeth and cause oral complications such as tooth decay and gum disease. If you notice that your gums are beginning to swell or bleed, you may already have gum disease. You can avoid plaque accumulation by brushing and flossing your teeth regularly. You should also see Dr. Seidler regularly so you can have your teeth cleaned; once plaque turns into tartar, it is difficult to remove on your own.

Sanford Dental Excellence is a sedation dentistry practice that takes care of the Lake Mary and Sanford areas. You can find out more about our services by visiting our website or calling us at (407) 268-6409. If you live in the area, feel free to stop by and meet with us today.

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