Dental Plaque is the film of bacteria (and the sticky glue they produce) that grows on our teeth throughout the day.
Plaque is responsible for causing tooth decay. Gum disease occurs where there is an allergic reaction to plaque, this allergic response damages the bone that holds your tooth roots in place.
Through removal of plaque with effective home brushing, flossing and interdental brushing is an excellent foundation of dental health.
- Brush twice daily with fluoridated tooth paste.
- After brushing spit but don’t rinse away the last bits of toothpaste.
- Floss and/or use inter-dental brushes at bedtime.
Really effective brushing and flossing do not come naturally. Teeth are complex geometric shapes and a little coaching form our experienced staff will go a long way.
Six monthly checkups are designed to detect and treat any issues before they escalate. The old saying that a stitch in time saves nine certainly applies to dentistry.
Contact our helpful staff to organise your next check-up.