Have you ever wondered what the sticky yellowish build up is? Over time when we eat something soft and yellowish appears on the teeth and it can mean a number of things. These include dental plaque, also known as tooth plaque, microbial plaque and dental biofilm.
These plagues appear as a soft, sticky layer that builds up on your teeth and gum. Plaque is an extremely sticky, colorless to pale yellow deposit of substance that regularly forms on your teeth when food, saliva and fluids combine. These form bacteria which collect where teeth and gums meet. The bacteria feed on the food and drinks we eat everyday. If the bacteria aren’t removed, they can cause tooth decay and gum disease.
How do I get rid of this?
While we do the best we can to keep our teeth clean, a dental clean will reduce the chances of getting this yellowish build up on your teeth. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene and see a dentist every six months. Also we need to often clean our teeth twice a day or every after a meal in case we take foods that are high in sugar.
Steps of staying on top of your oral health.
Visit a dentist every six months.
Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice daily.
Floss daily to remove food particles between your teeth.
Use a quality toothbrush and do a toothbrush replacement regularly.
Choose an anti-plaque fluoride toothpaste.
You can also use a mouthwash.