Dental plaque:


Dental plaque:
- Dental plaque is a soft whitish deposit that forms on the surface of teeth. It forms when bacteria (germs) combine with food and saliva. Plaque contains many types of bacteria.
Gum disease is caused by plaque. Plaque can cause gum irritation (gingivitis), making them red, tender and cause them to bleed. In some cases, the gums pull away from the teeth, leaving cavities inhabited by bacteria and pus. If this is not treated, bones around the teeth can be destroyed. Teeth may become loose or have to be removed due to periodontal (gum) disease, mostly in adults.

Prevention of  Dental plaque
You can remove plaque by good oral hygiene.
By Daily good toothbrush and flossing removes plaque from the teeth.

Related Topics:
Tooth Decay:
- Gum disease (periodontal disease):
- Calculus:
- Tooth (dental) erosion: