If plaque is allowed to build up on your teeth, the acid it creates can attack tooth enamel. It can irritate gums and lead to gum disease.
Brush and floss teeth twice daily to remove food debris and plaque.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day to reduce build-up.
If allowed to harden, plaque forms tartar which must be removed by a dentist.
If you experience swelling or sore gums, this is often a sign of gum disease.
"Although plaque can certainly harm teeth and gums, it also affects your tooth roots..."