Oral Care Glossary
Dentists and Hygienist have a language all their own. This guide breaks down the professional terminology into everyday language.
Regular and thorough toothbrushing with a fluoride toothpaste will decrease plaque buildup on the surface of your teeth and provide fluoride to strengthen the teeth. Foods and carbohydrates that are high in sugar content increase the risk of developing cavities because the plaque bacteria will use them as food to produce acids that can dissolve tooth enamel (outer layer of the tooth).