Did you know that the leading cause of cavities, gum disease, and periodontal disease is plaque buildup? Brushing your teeth plays a crucial role in preventing plaque, a colorless and sticky substance, from forming acids that attack healthy tooth enamel.
Check out this video from the American Dental Association for ways that you can combat this harmful bacteria everyday. Your daily oral hygiene is the first step in preventing plaque buildup. Taking good care to brush, floss, and limit your consumption of sugary snacks is important to maintaining your overall dental health.
To stay on top of your oral care, make sure to visit your dentist regularly. Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. and Dental Associates provide superior dental services to the Manhattan area. Visit us online or call (888) 803-3767 to learn how you can prevent plaque buildup.