Many people neglect their teeth cleaning routine and do not realize that dental care is an important part of overall health. In order to be healthy, you must incorporate oral hygiene in your daily routine. If left unattended and not looked after, many health problems can occur such as cavities and gum disease.
Dental decay from a build-up of plaque is very common as it is difficult to see the plaque and often people do not give their teeth the attention they need to stay healthy. The bacteria within plaque, produces acidic substances that can erode the enamel on your teeth. Your saliva works in the mouth to neutralize the acid produced by bacteria however once the plaque has built-up it cannot penetrate through to carry out its job. Prevention is always better than the cure as once the plaque has built-up, it can lead to cavities in the surface of your teeth if not attended to.