aims to eliminate dental plaque
by carrying out a daily care regime. Good dental hygiene can help prevent halitosis (bad breath) and periodontal disease, such as gingivitis
caused by bacteria in the mouth. These microbes colonize the dental plaque, transforming sugar into lactic acid
that causes tooth decay
and the softening of the teeth. Oral-dental hygiene requires the use of a manual or electric toothbrush, toothpaste, interdental brushes or dental floss, and mouth wash. It is supplemented by weekly plaque removal performed by a dentist.
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Latest update on November 19, 2013 at 11:02 AM by Jeff.