Plaque is that filmy stuff that forms on teeth. Since it is caused by the breakdown of the foods we eat, plaque formation is a constant process. And that’s why we keep reminding our patients to brush and floss twice a day at Future of Dentistry.
The Plaque Process
Bacteria naturally occurs in the mouth. It will try to colonize on the smooth surfaces of your teeth.
At first, it will be soft enough to be removed with a fingernail. After 48 hours, it begins to harden. Give it 10 days and it will turn into that substance most difficult to remove: tartar.
This bacteria feeds on sugars and produces acid that will eat away at the tissues of the tooth, leading to cavities. Cavities will originate on the surface and spread through the tooth.
Brushing and flossing twice a day is your best defense against plaque. Patients from throughout Greater Boston and Merrimack Valley come to Future of Dentistry for general and cosmetic dentistry, and so much more. Request an appointment today!
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Future of Dentistry at Willows – North Andover/Willows Dental Group
795 Turnpike St
North Andover, MA 01845