What Is Plaque?

Plaque is a soft, sticky film of bacteria that can build up on your teeth and cause dental problems. The millions of bacteria contained in plaque can lead to cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay.

If plaque doesn’t get brushed away by your toothbrush, it can form an acid that eats away at your tooth enamel. If you notice plaque build-up on your teeth, it is important to schedule an appointment with your dentist to remove the plaque and prevent any further damage to your teeth and gums. View the American Dental Association’s video on plaque and prevention to learn more.

At Park 56 Dental, we can schedule a cleaning and give you valuable tips to stay plaque-free. Visit our website or call (212) 826-2322 to schedule an appointment with us for a teeth cleaning in NYC.