Plaque develops when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) such as milk, soft drinks, raisins, cakes, or candy are frequently left on the teeth. Bacteria that live in the mouth thrive on these foods, producing acids as a result. Over a period of time, these acids destroy tooth enamel, resulting in tooth decay.
It can also develop on the tooth roots under the gum and cause breakdown of the bone supporting the tooth
To prevent plaque buildup, brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft, rounded-tip bristled toothbrush . Pay particular attention to the space where the gums and teeth meet. Use a fluoride -containing toothpaste .
Floss between teeth at least once a day to remove food particles and bacteria.
This presentation is about the definition of dental plaque, causes and because it is so damaging to the teeth.
It is important to know about the plaque, because if not removed properly and on time can even cause tooth decay and periodontal disease, also speaks of how we can prevent it.
I agree with this presentation because it is essential that patients know something simple and easy aspects as plaque , further the possible consequences it may bring to the teeth, and that is possible get rid of it as having some common and daily habits such as proper brushing, flossing and mouthwash.