How Plaque Is Harmful To Your Overall Health: Part Two

In our last blog, we went further into depth about what plaque is and how it is harmful to your overall health and well-being.

At Dr. Martin J. Schwartz, we want to help you reclaim your health one routine teeth cleaning at a time! Clear the plaque and find optimal health! Read more about plaque to get a better understanding of how it keeps you from wellness.


We left off with plaque-causing gum disease, if plaque is left unaddressed, it can develop into the most severe form of gum disease called periodontitis. Periodontal disease is a bacterial disease that causes your gums and teeth to break down. Eventually, your gums recede enough to where they pull back from your teeth, and since the structure is lost, teeth begin to fall out.

What to do about plaque?

InText4If you begin to see a thick, creamy line where the gums and teeth meet, that’s plaque and you need a cleaning! Routine cleanings twice a year by your local dentist are imperative to your oral health, but you can address it right at home.

Brush your teeth twice a day, and floss at least once. If you notice plaque beginning to rapidly build up, you may also want to address your diet. Eating healthy foods and limiting sweets and starchy foods can help diminish plaque and oral decay.

Preventative oral health is always beneficial, so schedule your routine cleaning with us today!

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