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What is plaque and why is it harmful?

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Plaque is the sticky, colorless film of bacteria that forms on teeth. It forms when bacteria feeds on the carbohydrates from milk, cakes, candy, and other foods and make acids. Over time, the acids destroy tooth enamel and leads to tooth decay. Plaque can also form on the tooth roots under the gum and weaken the bone supporting the tooth.

From: Plaque and Your Teeth WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 25, 2017

SOURCE: American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 25, 2017

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