A sticky, soft deposit of bacteria that adheres to the teeth.
When the bacteria in the plaque converts sugar into acid.
Used to temporarily color the plaque to make it visible for easier removal.
Commonly recommended toothbrushing technique.
Used to remove plaque from the inner proximal of the teeth.
A naturally occurring mineral that is effective in strengthening the enamel.
Substances that supply the elements necessary to meet the body's requirements for energy.
Used by the body as the chief source of energy.
Often called the forgotten nutrient.
Aids in the formation of red blood cells and in the blood regeneration.
Goal of preventative dentistry
Achieve and maintain optimum oral health for a lifetime.