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What is Plaque?

Plaque is the main factor which causes tooth decay and gum disease. It is a sticky combination of bacteria and food which starts to build up on teeth within 20 minutes after a person eats.  The plaque further turns into a hard deposit known as tartar.

Plaque and Tarter produces bacteria and toxins which causes gums problems like

  • Cavities – The holes that destroy the structure of the teeth

  • Gingivitis which causes inflammation and bleeding gums

  • Bad breath or Halitosis

  • Periodontitis - The bone and ligaments that supports the teeth are destructed often leading to tooth loss

  • Abscesses, pain, and inability to use teeth

Importance of having good oral habits: -

  • It prevents your gums from getting damaged

  • It controls bad breath

  • Increases the life of your teeth.

  • Prevents tooth decay

  • Makes smile attractive

  • Avoids gum disease, which can cause damage to the gum tissue and the bones that support teeth, and in the long term can lead to the loss of teeth

  • Most importantly, Improves overall health

How to obtain a good dental care: -

  • Brushing and flossing your teeth, at least two times a day. It helps in getting rid of the bacteria that leads to bad breath

  • Going for frequent dental check-ups at best dentistry hospital. Getting your teeth checked every 6 months is ideal but can vary from 3 months to 2 years, depending upon your tooth condition.

  • Having a healthy and balanced diet.

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