Plaque and how to control it.

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Plaque is a soft, sticky, and colorless deposit that is continually forming on our teeth and gums. Often undetected, plaque attacks the teeth and gums with the acid it produces from bacteria in your mouth. The foods we eat can make it worse because the acid is stronger and the plaque is more potent. Plaque is also responsible for gum disease and contributes to bad breath.

  • Plaque is controlled by brushing and flossing daily
  • Snack fewer times during the day
  • Drink Water instead of juices and soda
  • Chewing gum. Preferably xylitol containing products
  • Snack on raw vegetables

Plaque forms all the time but becomes more potent when carbohydrates get into the mix. 

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Valerie Hebert