18Jan, 2018

Do you know what plaque is and how it builds up?

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The full name is bacterial dental plaque and it’s referred to as plaque. Plaque is a thin transparent layer of saliva, oral debris and normal mouth bacteria which sticks to the tooth surface, and can only be removed by cleaning. After a person eats food with carbohydrates, the carbohydrates combine with the mouth’s natural bacteria to create an acid. The acid then combines with old food particles and saliva in another chemical reaction that causes the microbial substance to become sticky and hard. Plaque is responsible for the two most […]