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Plaque

What  is plaque?


This is a sticky mixture of bacteria and the substances they secrete, which “sit” on our teeth. Initially this sticky layer is soft and brittle and is easily removed by brushing. If, however, is left to chance and without medical supervision, the plaque accumulation hardens, forming a stone (calculus) on teeth.


We all have plaque.  The bacteria act continuously in the mouth by creating plaque. Whether it will become harmful plaque or not depends on us alone, meaning  how often we brush our teeth and  how we brush them.

To prevent the accumulation of plaque and thus the creation of stone with all the negative consequences such as gingivitis and periodontitis, we should:


• Brush our teeth regularly and especially after each big or small meal.
• Use dental floss.
• Eat fruits and vegetables that are suitable for physical combat of plaque such as  carrots, apples, cucumbers, etc.
• Avoid sweets
• Visit our dentist regularly.

 

Plaque