Run your tongue over your teeth. Do they feel like they have sweaters on them? That fuzzy feeling is an overabundance of plaque. But what is plaque? Why is it so bad for your teeth? And how can you get rid of it?
Let’s learn all about plaque!
Where does plaque come from?
Tiny bacteria live inside your mouth. Plaque is a sticky substance that contains these bacteria, clinging to your teeth and contributing to tooth decay.
How does plaque cause damage?
The bacteria in plaque eat sugars, creating waste products as they digest the sugars. These waste products are acids, which then break down tooth enamel and cause the dreaded cavities.