How to defeat the plague called plaque
AS YOU read this an army of cells is invading your body. They’re setting up camp, sticking themselves to one of the most visible parts of the human anatomy, yet acting like invisible soldiers sucking out your vital minerals.
The body fights this microscopic bacteria on a daily basis; there’s no escape and certainly no defeat.
The primary offender is a film, or gelatinous substance, that clings to your teeth. We call it plaque.
It’s a powerful warrior, plaque. It gives oral bacteria protection from the air, which kills germs, and it pins bacteria to your teeth, where they feed on the leftovers stuck in your mouth.
While our mouth needs a dose of good bacteria to sustain its environment, too much of the bad stuff can cause some pretty damaging results.
“When you don’t brush you’re allowing bacteria to grow on your teeth, and the bacteria produces a sticky substance which helps the bacteria sit and multiply,” says Trevor Morris, a dentist from Sydney’s Holdsworth House.
But there are ways to suppress these sticky suckers. In fact, there’s an easy and cheap solution that is sure to keep your smile bright and white. They call them Disclosing Tabs, or Disclotabs, for short. Disclotabs are made from a harmless vegetable dye that stains the plaque already resting on your teeth.
Use a disclosing tablet
STEP ONE: After brushing and flossing, take one disclosing tablet and chew. STEP TWO: Swish it around your mouth for 30 seconds and spit the remaining dye out. STEP THREE: The dye should be stuck to the problem areas of your teeth. Check for signs near the gum line. STEP FOUR: Brush and floss problem areas. STEP FIVE: Voila! Say hello to a healthy white smile. — Disclosing tablets can be found at your local dentist.