We don’t like bacteria on our hands, so why would we want it to linger in our mouths? Keeping your teeth clean ultimately keeps your body healthier. Here are some plaque facts:
• Plaque is made up of millions of colonies of live bacterial cells
• Every twelve hours, new layers of plaque form – it is called a pellicle layer
• Brushing interrupts colony growth on the backs, fronts and tops of teeth
• Flossing is the only way to disrupt the growth between your teeth
Eliminating the plaque in your mouth will decrease cavities, gum disease and bad breath.
– Nancy Sarnowitz, Canton Dental Collaborative