Tooth decay is usually most prevalent on the chewing surfaces of teeth and on the contact points between them. This is because plaque and food particles get stuck in these areas. Plaque is the accumulation of mucus and other debris that forms an invisible layer on the tooth enamel that can lead to tooth decay, gingivitis (gum disease) and cavities that can cause teeth to fall out. Bacteria that grows on food particles trapped in teeth is one of the main causes of halitosis, or bad breath as people usually call it.
This occurs because the bacteria present in plaque turns food deposits into acids which erode the enamel and produce foul smelling sulfurous deposits. London dentists say that brushing between your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day can help prevent the build up of plaque that can lead to tartar. Once plaque has become tartar it is very difficult to remove, so prevention really is the key.
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Our Team is led by Dr. Inayathullah Ibrahim BDS (SL) MSc (UK). Dr Ibrahim is a specilaist in Dental Implants. He completed his Msc at Warwick University in the United Kingdom and has worked for a well Renowned Dental Clinic in Harley Street London before opening The Dental & Implant Center in Colombo.