What is Plaque and Why Should You Care?

Are you looking to have the most beautiful white teeth that you possibly can have? This doesn’t just happen overnight. Sure, you could use whitening strips, but this is only a temporary solution. If you don’t take care of your teeth, they could become even more yellow over time. This yellowing is in part due to plaque buildup on your teeth. In this video, you will learn more about plaque and how to prevent it.

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Many people think that plaque consists of bacteria. This is only partly true. If you ask a dentist, they will tell you that plaque is technically a biofilm that protects the bacteria underneath. In other words, it is like a house for harmful bacteria. Obviously, this is very bad. Plaque is what is protecting the bacteria that cause cavities and is turning your teeth yellow. The best solution to this is to practice proper dental hygiene. You want to be brushing and flossing twice a day to not only remove the plaque and bacteria, but to also remove any food particles that have become lodged between your teeth. This is important because the harmful bacteria feast on food particulates. They especially love sugar. This is why you often hear dentists advising cutting down on sugar intake.


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