Facts About Plaque

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Would you like to know all about plaque? If so, you have come to the right blog. Our dentist, Dr. Claudia J. Trujillo, is happy to tell you about plaque by providing some facts and information about the substance. The more you know about plaque, the better. In fact, the more you know, the better chance you have of keeping it away from your teeth and gums. The facts our dentist would like to share include:

-Plaque is a sticky, colorless film that sticks to the front surfaces of the teeth, between the teeth and along the gumline.

-Plaque is a very dangerous substance that promotes dental issues, like cavities and periodontal disease. These dental issues are the two most serious dental issues in the world today.

-Carbohydrates, saliva and bacteria work together and create the plaque on your smile. Everyone has plaque, and it won’t harm the smile if you remove it daily. This is why oral hygiene is so important.

-If you leave plaque on the teeth and gumline, it can turn into tartar, which is a very toxic substance that is difficult to remove. The only way to remove tartar is with a professional dental cleaning.

Do you have any questions about plaque in Fresno, California? If so, please contact our dental team at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is reach out to My Fresno Family Dentist at 559-432-2975 and we will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to your phone call!