Plaque and hygiene

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This is a patient that brushes only in the morning every second day.  See how the bacteria have grown onto the tooth, and the infection (that’s what bacteria creates) has caused redness of the gums called gingivitis.  These bacteria will ferment sugar in the diet and release acid onto the tooth causing decay, in years to come the long term infection causes the gums and bone to receed and the teeth fall out, the fermenting process causes bad breath, and there are links between gum disease and heart disease.  Your teeth should look like smooth shiny clean pearls – brush twice a day – at least 2 minutes, and floss – end of problems 🙂

 

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One Response to Plaque and hygiene

  1. John Larsen says:

    Thanks for helping promote a plaque free nation!
    http://www.plaquefreenation.com/
    🙂

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