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What is Plaque?

Plaque accumulates in hard to reach areas of the mouth. If it is not removed daily, it begins to harden into a calcified substance called calculus, also known as tartar.

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What is Gum Disease?

Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is mainly caused by bacteria from plaque and tartar build up. Other factors that have the potential to cause gum disease may include: – Tobacco use – Clenching or grinding your teeth – Certain medications – Genetics Types of Gum Disease Include: Gingivitis – The beginning stage of gum…

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