To truly understand oral care, one has to fully recognize the devastating effects of plaque on the teeth and gums. Plaque is an invisible, sticky substance that forms on the surfaces and in between teeth, made up of bacteria and food particles. Plaque is a major cause of gum disease which can lead to bone destruction and eventual tooth loss. Plaque also contains harmful acids that attack the tooth enamel, causing cavities.
Advanced dental techniques and materials have come a long way towards repairing the ravages of decay and gum disease, however the most economical and painless way by far is following a daily regimented program of oral health care.
Here is a list of the how to care for your mouth and teeth (click an item to view more information):