You Need to Know: Plaque

Plaque is a combination of saliva, food debris and bacteria. If left to build-up, it can form a hard substance called tartar. Plaque and tartar can damage teeth and gums, leading to tooth decay and gum disease.

Key takeaways:

– Brush and floss twice a day to help remove plaque.

– Tartar needs to be removed professionally by a dentist.

– Bad breath can also be a sign that plaque is building up. 

Regular dental check-ups can prevent plaque build-up and damage to your teeth.

“Even with regular brushing and flossing, plaque can still affect your smile.”

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