All Plaque & Tartar Information

  • Why Your Dentist Suggests Debridement

    Your dentist may recommend debridement before your routine cleaning. Learn about debridement and the impact periodontal debridement has on oral health.
  • Streptococcus Gordonii: Beware of These Bacteria!

    Streptococcus gordonii has been classified as a viridans streptococci. Find out how it can put not just your oral health, but your overall health at risk.
  • The Role of the Dental Pick for Plaque Removal

    Is a dental pick the right tool for you to remove plaque? Find out more about how a dental plaque can help you fight plaque.
  • What Disclosing Tablets Can Tell You About Plaque

    Plaque disclosing tablets can help you see where the plaque is plaguing your teeth and help you do your best to get rid of it. Find out more about them.
  • Plaque On Teeth – Causes and Treatment

    When left alone, plaque on teeth turns to tartar and can increase your risk for cavities or gum disease. And as scary as it sounds, it happens to everyone.
  • Biofilm Removal: Three Effective Methods

    Biofilm removal is essential to a healthy mouth. Biofilms are slimy layers of bacteria that can lead to oral health problems if not removed. Learn more.
  • What Is Veillonella?

    Veillonella is in the family of oral flora responsible for periodontal (gum) disease and tooth decay that affects so many people. Learn more, here.
  • Take that to the bank: saved plaque sample may provide health answers

    Did you know that plaque and tartar are the main causes of gum disease and cavities? Learn more about the causes of plaque & tartar and see find out how to removal it from your teeth.
  • How Bacterial Plaque Causes Gum Disease and Tooth Decay

    When bacteria overstay their welcome in your mouth, numerous dental problems can set in. Bacterial plaque causes gum disease in the following ways.
  • Probiotics for Oral Health

    Probiotics for oral health are an effective, natural and economic means of fighting gum disease, plaque and bad breath. Here's how these microbes help you.
  • Dental Plaque Germs: What You Need to Know

    Have you ever stopped to think about gum disease? The damage that dental plaque germs cause can be permanent.
  • Bad Boys of Bacteria Resist Oral Treatments

    Did you know that plaque and tartar are the main causes of gum disease and cavities? Learn more about the causes of plaque & tartar and see find out how to removal it from your teeth.
  • Flossing: Do I Really Have To?

    Maintaining proper oral hygiene requires the cultivation of several good oral care habits which, when performed together,… Read more at Colgate.com
  • Doing Your Part for Healthy Teeth and Gums

    How good is your oral hygiene? Are your teeth and gums in good condition? When it comes to having healthy teeth and gums, these… Read more at Colgate.com
  • Dental plaque risk and cancer

    Did you know that plaque and tartar are the main causes of gum disease and cavities? Learn more about the causes of plaque & tartar and see find out how to removal it from your teeth.
  • Dental plaque bacteria may trigger blood clots

    Did you know that plaque and tartar are the main causes of gum disease and cavities? Learn more about the causes of plaque & tartar and see find out how to removal it from your teeth.
  • Don't Play Tricks on Your Teeth at Halloween

    Did you know that plaque and tartar are the main causes of gum disease and cavities? Learn more about the causes of plaque & tartar and see find out how to removal it from your teeth.
  • Diet's Role in Oral Health

    A good way to prevent tooth decay is to keep an eye on the amount of sugar in your diet. Consider changing your eating habits to reduce the risk for cavities.
  • What is Tartar?

    Tartar control is an important part of keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Learn how to remove tartar build up at the Colgate.com learning center where you'll find dental tartar information and illustrations.
  • What is Plaque?

    Dental plaque is the main cause of cavities and gum disease, and can harden into tartar if not removed daily. Visit Colgate.com to learn about tooth plaque and all the techniques and products that will help you prevent plaque from causing tooth decay.
  • Plaque: What is it and How do We Get Rid of It?

    Remove dental plaque by brushing and flossing daily and making regular visits to the dentist. Discover exactly what plaque is and how you can prevent it at Colgate.com.
  • Candy Snacks With Xylitol Sweetener Could Reduce Plaque in Young Children

    Xylitol has been shown to reduce levels of mutans streptococci, a bacterium associated with periodontal disease and tooth decay, in the oral cavity. Gummy bear snacks containing xylitol could help prevent plaque in young children, according to researchers. Read more at Colgate.com