Dental Health: Plaque

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Does a filmy substance keep building up along your gumline and on your teeth? Does brushing, flossing, or gently scraping it usually make it come off? That could be plaque, a sticky, colorless film of bacteria and sugars that continually forms on your teeth. Bacteria naturally resides in your mouth... Read more »

How Our Periodontal Maintenance Can Help Your Gums

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At Crossroads Dental, Dr. Carol Halloran and our experienced team are happy to help our patients in Waterloo, Iowa, and the surrounding communities achieve healthy smiles. While the early stages of gum disease respond well to improved oral hygiene, such as daily toothbrushing, flossing, and oral rinsing, if gum disease is... Read more »

Plaque and Its Effect on Your Oral Health

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Your mouth is an amazing piece of anatomy. It houses your teeth and gums, tongue and….millions of bacteria. When you eat or drink, this oral bacteria reacts with the sugar that is produced, resulting in acid which destroys the teeth as the bacteria multiplies. What is dental plaque? The bacteria... Read more »

How Gum Disease Can Affect Your Quality of Life

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You should know a few important facts about gum disease. The word “disease” suggests impairment in the normal state of a living thing, or any abnormal condition that interferes with physiological processes. Since healthy gums are important to healthy teeth — and healthy teeth are important to the process of... Read more »