Did you know that plaque is constantly forming on our teeth? Plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria and sugars that are the main cause of cavities and gum disease. If not removed on a daily basis with brushing and flossing, plaque can cause inflammation and irritation in the gums around your teeth. In addition, if plaque is left untreated, it can harden into tartar which only our staff of hygienists at Flossophy Dental will be able to remove.
Plaque is a sticky substance made from leftover food particles and saliva that mix in your mouth and makes teeth feel “fuzzy.” In order to create plaque, your mouth needs bacteria, carbohydrates, food particles and saliva. It's important to understand that plaque will never go away completely, but it can be controlled with good oral hygiene habits and regular visits to the dentist. It also helps to pay attention to your diet. Since plaque needs carbohydrates to form, the fewer you eat, the better.
If you are due for a dental checkup, please give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide at the practice, visit www.flossophydental.ca for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Flossophy Dental in Edmonton, AB, call 780-306-9333.