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How Does Plaque Affect Your Oral Health?

Posted on 2/8/2021 by Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center
How Does Plaque Affect Your Oral Health?You may have been told before that you must brush your teeth at least two times per day to avoid bacterial plaque, and this advice it is absolutely true. However, it is just as important that we know the consequences of not preventing this plaque, since it affects and deteriorates our oral health. Next, we will explain how plaque affects your teeth so you can take steps to control it before it becomes complicated.


Plaque bacteria contain a formidable amount of acid. Said acid, when positioned on the tissues of our mouth, will destroy these tissues. If caught early, you can restore your teeth with a simple filling. However, if any of your nerves or the bone support system is affected, the tooth may have to be removed and you may have to opt for an implant.


The constant bacterial accumulation in gingival tissue produces a prostaglandin-mediated inflammatory response, which is evidenced by redness, bleeding and even pain (depending on its severity). If this gingivitis is not controlled, it will culminate in periodontal disease with serious consequences, such as misalignment of the architecture of the bite and loss of one or more teeth.


Another factor that is less serious, but just as important, is bad breath. When decomposing, pathogenic bacteria will generate an unpleasant odor that can negatively affect quality of life.

Fortunately, these consequences are easily manageable with proper oral hygiene. Brush your teeth, use dental floss, and rinse your mouth with mouthwash at least twice a day. Regular dental check-ups are just as important, as our professionals can help keep your teeth healthy and free from disease. In addition, many of the long-term complications of plaque are silent, so our team will know if you need further assistance. To learn more about preventing and treating plaque, please contact our office today.

Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center

Dr. Melody J. Schiffer
Dr. Gary Greenwald
Dr. Andrew Kurialacherry
Dr. Nisha Kancherla

(470) 222-8983

320 Killian Hill Road NW
Lilburn, GA 30047-3809

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