Dental Plaque Causes Mouth and Serious Health Problems

Today people need to know that dental plaque not only is bad for the mouth, but, it is linked to serious health problems to other parts of the body such as the heart disease, diabetes, blood infection, cancer and obesity.

Dental bacterial plaque is a sticky, colorless film that is constantly forming on the tooth surface. Dental plaque forms when bacteria and saliva combine to create deposits 4 to 12 hours after your brush you teeth.If the plaque if not removed from the teeth soon it will turn into a hard substance called calculus commonly known as tartar. Tartar is a custy deposit that traps stains on the tooth surface that will trun into a yellow-brownish color. If the tartar is not removed soon it will eventually blacken into a very hard substance and to difficult to be removed  by regular brushing and flossing.If it is not removed by a dentist or hygienist soon it can lead to tooth decay, swollen gums and bleeding gums, gingivitis which, is the early stage of periodontal disease.If the gingivitis is left untreated it can lead to severe periodontal disease; inflammation and deterioration of the periodontal tissues caused by protozoa with bacteria.If the periodontal disease is left untreated it will lead to bone loss, tooth loss, swollen gums, bleeding gums, loose teeth and eventually all of the remaining teeth will fall out. The inflammation from severe periodontal disease that’s left untreated will travel into the bloodstream and cause health problems such as: heart disease, diabetes and blood infection.Researchers have done studies that indicated plaque may contribute to pneumonia as well due to germs moving from the mouth to lungs. Those at a great risk are patients on a ventilators. Researchers say, as a ventilator pushes air into the lungs, it can push germs from the mouth with it. So, remember to brush and floss your teeth regularly to help prevent plaque tartar buildup, periodontal disease and keep your annual dental check-ups.

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