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What is Plaque?

Plaque is a substance which gathers on teeth when we eat or drink. It is comprised of food debris, bacteria and bacterial waste, and most of it can be removed with regular oral hygiene practices like brushing and flossing the teeth every day.

Dental check-ups and professional teeth cleaning can help with removing the plaque that normal brushing and flossing can’t reach.

What is Tartar?

When plaque goes untreated it turns into tartar.

Tartar is a hard, mineral build-up that is not removable except at a dentist’s office using specialized instruments. For this reason, it’s imperative to take care of plaque before it turns into a tartar problem.

Does Plaque Hurt?

When plaque builds up, it can cause bacterial infections in the mouth that often require antibiotic treatment.

When it is left unchecked and becomes tartar, it may cause the gums to recede, leading to bone loss and gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontists that require advanced treatments in a dentist’s office. Poor oral hygiene can also cause demilitarization in the tooth structure.