Every day we drink and eat food. After chewing, we use saliva and muscles from our tongue and mouth to move this food towards the digestive system. Unfortunately, some small food debris remains in the mouth. This debris can stay on the surfaces of the teeth.
The acid produced by the bacteria attacks the enamel
Combined with bacteria naturally present in the mouth, this debris will form, after a period of twenty-four hours without brushing your teeth, a thin layer (biofilm) called dental plaque.
Acids released by these bacteria, while transforming sugars, will encourage the adhesion of plaque to the teeth and gums. These same acids attack directly the tooth enamel, causing tooth decay.
The evolution of dental plaque
From the first day without brushing your teeth, this gelatinous and hardly detectable film will thicken and make your teeth appear less bright and shiny.
After a few days, mineral salts from saliva will lead to hardening and calcification of the plaque which will then become dental tartar. But before undergoing this transformation, the plaque can easily be eliminated by simple tooth brushing and the use of dental floss on a regular basis.
Cavities (Tooth Decay)
Oral Hygiene and Prevention
Dental Amalgam Fillings
Permanent Dentition (Adult Teeth)
HALITOSIS (BAD BREATH)
Root Canal Treatment
Composite Resin Restoration (White Filling)