Plaque is the sticky film of food and bacteria that forms on the teeth and produces acids, which dissolve the tooth enamel. Brushing with fluoride toothpaste can help to remove plaque before it has time to harden and become tartar. Tartar build-up can cause serious dental health problems, which may ultimately result in tooth loss. Once tartar is formed, only a trip to the dentist can remove it.
Gingivitis, a mild inflammation of the gums, is the earliest stage of gum disease. Plaque and tartar build up at the gum line, causing your gums to get red and puffy. You may also notice some bleeding during brushing and flossing.
Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is an inflammation and infection of the gums and bone that surround and support your teeth. It is caused by bacteria in plaque, a sticky, colourless film that constantly forms on your teeth. Gum disease is the major cause of tooth loss among adults.
Good oral hygiene is essential to alleviate bad breath. Brush thoroughly twice a day with GLISTER Multi-Action Fluoride Toothpaste and GLISTER Toothbrush, which helps remove plaque and food particles. Use GLISTER Mint Refresher Spray to freshen your breath and prevent bad breath.