How Plaque Builds Up When You Don’t Brush

How Plaque Builds Up When You Don’t Brush

How Plaque Builds Up When You Don’t Brush

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How Plaque Builds Up When You Don’t Brush
How Plaque Builds Up When You Don’t Brush

Bacteria in your mouth that stays there after you skip brushing before bed creates plaque. Plaque is the sticky, fuzzy substance you feel along your teeth when you haven’t brushed in a while. It takes about 24 hours for the plaque that bacteria produce to build up and mature in your mouth.

When you do brush, it will destroy the growth of bacteria that has developed since you last brushed.

When plaque stays on your teeth after you skip brushing, it calcifies by becoming harder, rougher, and more yellow. This new substance is known as tartar, and it continues to grow the more you skip brushing your teeth. Eventually, tartar buildup can cause cavities and tooth loss because it can only truly be removed by a visit to Dr.Nechupadam Dental, Marine Drive. Tartar can also cause gum disease, which leads to bleeding, inflammation, and discomfort in your gums. Gum Disease can range from mild to severe depending on how much you have neglected caring for your teeth. In the most severe cases, gum disease can cause gum destruction and bone loss which can lead to losing teeth.

It’s especially important to brush before you go to bed because while you are asleep, your bodily functions are in resting mode. That means that your mouth and teeth are inactive, so they don’t produce the same amount of saliva that they usually do when you’re awake. Saliva is your body’s natural protector for your mouth because it maintains the pH balance that is ideal for healthy teeth. Saliva contains bicarbonate, calcium, and phosphate, which help your mouth destroy plaque and repair damage and decay on your teeth.

So, make sure you’re regularly schedule visits to Dr.Nechupadam Dental, Marine Drive to avoid  buildup of plaque and destruction of your teeth. Also make sure you’re thoroughly brushing your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled brush and fluoride toothpaste.