Plaque is a thin sticky layer of bacteria naturally forms on all tooth surfaces. These bacteria consume sugar in anything you eat (and there is some sugar in most foods). The bacteria then produce an acid that softens and dissolves the hard protective surface of the teeth (enamel).

Since enamel doesn’t contain any nerves, you won’t feel any pain at first. But in time, tooth decay results. Which is to say, painful cavities, once the decay works through the enamel. Ultimately, gum disease, tooth and bone loss can occur.

Expensive, painful, and completely preventable.

It all starts with controlling plaque, which is a daily battle requiring proper dental hygiene, in your home and in the dental chair.

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