The bubbly sweetness of a cold soda pop is hard to resist, especially with a burger or a slice of pizza. But on the health-and-nutrition scoreboard, soda has so many strikes against it that it’s hard to justify more than the occasional splurge.
Most people have heard of the word “plaque,” and know it’s not something you want on your teeth. Yet, they don’t know what exactly plaque is or how it contributes to dental decay.
Plaque is a sticky, colorless ﬁlm of bacteria that live on the surface of your teeth and along the gumline. It accumulates from normal daily activities such as eating and drinking, especially if you’ve been consuming a lot of sugars and starches.
Ever had that fuzzy feeling on your teeth that goes away after you give them a good brush? Yep, that’s plaque.
Plaque is what contributes to dental decay, as bacteria like to consume the sugars in your mouth and excrete acids that wear away at your tooth enamel.
When you don’t regularly brush and ﬂoss away plaque, it forms tartar. Tartar is the calciﬁed substance on your teeth that only a professional cleaning can remove. We are here to help, so please contact our office at 818-241-3155 to schedule your next cleaning appointment.
To regularly remove plaque:
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