Plaque: What Is It?

Have you noticed a substance that may build up along your gumline and teeth? Does it typically come off when you brush, floss or if you scrape it gently? It could be a colorless, sticky film of bacteria and sugars known as plaque, which is continually forming on your teeth. Your mouth is the natural home to many kinds of... read more »

Consistent Oral Hygiene Improvements Can Help Prevent Gingivitis Symptoms

The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice and flossing at least once each day as the foundation of an effective daily oral hygiene routine. If you are lax in performing this basic regimen the residual food particles and plaque left in your mouth can harden into bacteria-rich tartar. As this happens your mouth is left at increasing risk... read more »