Patient Education!

What is PLAQUE?
Dental plaque is a sticky, colorless or pale yellow film that is constantly forming on your teeth.
When saliva, food, and fluids combine plaque – which contains bacteria – forms on and between your teeth.

Plaque is the root cause of many oral health issues. The bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack teeth and cause cavity. The bacteria can also cause early stage of gum disease called gingivitis. Plaque can over all contribute to bad breath and yellow color of teeth.

Caries (cavity) can be treated by cleaning out the already decayed tooth. The tooth will then be filled with a composite filling and shaped to mimic your natural tooth. By maintaining your oral health – brushing twice a day and flossing, visiting the dentist for routine check-ups and teeth cleanings, and eating a nutritious diet – you can prevent formation of future cavities.

Ghafoor Ghamary D.D.S., M.S.  |   Parisa Tabar D.D.S., M.S.