We all take care of our body but sometimes we do not pay so much attention to our oral health. This means to take care of our teeth and gums in order to be sure that they function properly.
Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on our teeth, especially along the gum line. Plaque buildup can result in gum disease and tooth decay. It sticks to your fillings and to your dental work, it can damage your tooth enamel. Tartar is calcified plaque. It appears when plaque accumulates and is not regularly removed by brushing your teeth at least twice a day, by flossing and by doing your regular professional cleanings. Tartar (dental calculus)forms bellow the gum line. It can lead to gum disease and to receding gums. You can’t remove tartar, it is only removed in a dental office, using some special tools. The most common sign of tartar is a yellow or a brown hard deposit between the lower front teeth or at the gum line.
Plaque develops when food particles are frequently left on the teeth. Bacteria that live in the mouth produces acids that attack our teeth enamel. It will also result in bad breath and other oral health issues.
Causes of dental plaque and tartar accumulation. Prevention measures.