Jennifer Murray

What Is Dental Plaque?

Dental plaque is a sticky substance that forms on your teeth and can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque contains bacteria, which following a meal or snack containing sugar can release acids that attack tooth enamel. It begins forming on the teeth 4-12 hours after brushing. This is why it is so important …

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Your Mouth and Your Overall Health

Did you know that your mouth, teeth, and gums can affect your overall health? Bacteria can cause disease and your mouth is the entry point to your digestive system and respiratory tract. Without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can cause infections, such as tooth decay (cavities) and gum disease. According to the CDC, more than 40% …

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