PREVENT PLAQUE BUILDUP
Did you know? Bacteria in your mouth feed on the sugars in the foods you eat. When you don’t brush or floss well, or have your teeth cleaned professionally, you’re leaving cavity-causing plaque on your teeth.
Plaque bacteria in your mouth (shown in yellow on the magnified tooth on the left) feed on the sugars in the foods you eat. If plaque is not effectively removed it hardens, leading to tooth decay and gum disease. Click 'next' for tips to prevent plaque buildup.
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Limit the amount of sugar in your diet and how often you eat
Sugar-filled foods provide the ideal fuel for plaque to grow as does grazing or drinking (anything other than water) throughout the day.
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Visit your dentist regularly for cleanings and an exam
No matter how well you brush and floss, you will still have some plaque buildup. Schedule regular dental visits to remove plaque and for an exam to catch any dental issues early.
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