Q: What is plaque?
A: Plaque is the soft and sticky substance that accumulates on the teeth from food debris and bacteria. If plaque is not removed, it can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
Q: What can be done to prevent plaque build-up?
A: Regular visits to your dentist, brushing twice a day, flossing daily and a healthy diet will help to prevent plaque from forming on your teeth.
Q: Why is it important to remove plaque from my teeth and gums?
A: Plaque, when left untreated in the mouth, can cause great harm and is the major cause of gum disease. It is the harmful bacteria found in plaque that causes the onset of the condition.
Q: What are the best methods of removing plaque from my teeth and gums?
A: The best advice is to brush your teeth twice per day and to floss regularly. If you are doing this and still find that plaque is a problem, it may be best to consult the dental hygienist for the best advice on teeth brushing and flossing, or for them to investigate further if required.