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Plaque is a very dangerous substance that can harm the teeth, gums and smile if it’s not removed regularly. This is why your dentist, Dr. Philippe Athuil, encourages you to clean your mouth often. To help you know all about plaque so you can prevent smile destruction, our dentist is happy to share some facts about plaque. Those facts are:

-Plaque is a white, sticky film that clings to the front surfaces of your teeth, between your teeth and along the gumline.

-Plaque can attack the teeth and threaten the smile. It can promote tooth decay and gum disease, which are two of the most serious and dangerous dental issues.

-Plaque forms when carbohydrates, saliva and bacteria work together to produce the substance. Everyone has plaque on their smile, and it needs to be removed regularly with a thorough oral hygiene routine.

-Plaque can turn into tartar if it’s left on the smile. When it is tartar, it is very difficult to remove with brushing and flossing alone. You will need a professional dental cleaning to remove it.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about plaque in Beverly Hills, California, please reach out to us at 310-286-2241 when you get the chance. Our dental team is here to give you the answers and help you need, so don’t be afraid to contact us!