Posts Tagged ‘ bacteria ’

Do I Really Need to Floss?

Do you ever wonder if you really need to floss?  Well the answer is yes.  Flossing removes plaque and debris that sticks to teeth and in between teeth.  It polishes the surface of the teeth and controls bad breath.  Plaque is a sticky layer of material containing bacteria that accumulates on teeth, including places where […]

Vitamin C

Gum disease prevention is closely linked to vitamin C.  Vitamin C is required for the development of collagen, the ground substance between our cells that gives tissues their integrity, and our gums are fragile tissues to begin with, so they need lots of collagen.  Our gums are exposed to an array of nasty bacteria.  Infection […]