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Dental Plaque Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention

Posted on 1/25/2021 by Ashley Miller
Ever noticed that sticky layer or film of bacteria on the teeth especially after you eat something sweet or starchy? That film is dental plaque, which often makes your teeth feel kind of fuzzy and becomes highly noticeable when you don't brush your teeth. Plaque develops on the teeth when you consume foods rich in starches and sugars, such as: When these foods are left on the teeth for too long, the bacteria in the mouth feed on them and produce harmful acids as a result. If nothing is done about it, the acids destroy the tooth enamel, eventually leading to tooth decay. Symptoms of Plaque There are many symptoms or indicators of plaque such as: How to Prevent Plaque Formation There are many things you can and should do in order to prevent plaque formation on the teeth. It is essential to note here that dental plaque might seem like a common occurrence, but if you don't do anything about it, you are likely to experience health risks such as cavities, tooth infection, severe gum infection, tooth decay, tooth loss, and periodontal gum disease. If you happen to be dealing with dental plaque despite brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, book a consultation at Star City Dental where Dr. Melanie Fulton and Dr. Meghan Hungerford will help you treat it and suggest you appropriate tips for prevention....
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