Even with regular brushing and flossing, a certain amount of food particles, saliva and bacteria will form a thin coating on and between the teeth. This coating is called plaque which, if not regularly and thoroughly removed by a dentist, can accumulate and cause some serious dental issues.
Plaque build-up is a known contributory factor to:
- Gum (periodontal) disease
- Eroded tooth enamel
- Sensitive teeth
Plaque build-up can also lead to chronic bad breath as well as tooth discolouration and staining which is why it is important to have your teeth properly cleaned by a dentist at regular intervals. Read more about the harmful effects of plaque at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/how-is-plaque-harmful-to-your-smile/