Posts Tagged ‘ plaque ’


Rotting teeth images that are now gracing cigarette packs courtesy of the FDA show extreme dental problems that smokers face, but the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says smoking also causes a number of more common teeth hygiene problems that can impact health and kissability.  Dentist commonly see issues like increased plaque due to a […]

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 […]


If you have plaque on your teeth, you may know that it can be very destructive. One way to protect your teeth from plaque is to for your dentist to apply sealants. Sealants are a clear or white plastic that are placed in the grooves of the biting surfaces of back teeth. Your back teeth […]