Family Dentist Inner Banks Dental Washington, NC Reveals Effect of Dental Plaque

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Inner Banks Dental has published an important article covering dental health, which is aimed to help people understand what dental plaque is and how it can affect their oral health.

Inner Banks Dental has published an important article detailing exactly what dental plaque is and how it can negatively affect people’s oral health. Those who are concerned about their oral health and other interested individuals can view the full article at

The Inner Banks Dental article includes several interesting pieces of information; for example, as plaque collects between teeth and in the grooves of molars, bacteria can literally eat away at tooth structure, causing decay known as cavities.

If these cavities are not treated, they will spread into the nerve of the tooth, and will eventually require a root canal or an extraction. This should be of particular interest to people because many may not realize how neglecting the care of their teeth can lead to other, more serious issues.

One of the most important pieces of information the article tries to convey and communicate is how important it is to brush and floss daily and visit the dentist twice yearly in order to prevent plaque build up that can lead to gum disease and even affect overall health. The best example of this is perhaps found in the following extract:

‘Plaque is also responsible for gingivitis, which can lead to the more serious form of gum disease called periodontitis. This condition can lead to infections and tooth loss. There is even some evidence that gum disease can lead to heart problems and issues for diabetics, so it’s best for overall health to keep plaque under control.’

When discussing the reasons for creating the article, Dr. Jimmy Walker, owner and dentist at Inner Banks Dental said:

“People always hear that they need to brush and floss to keep dental plaque at bay, but many may not know what dental plaque actually is. We wrote this article to explain what plaque is, how it causes damage, and let people know what they can do to keep it under control.”

Inner Banks Dental welcomes comments and questions from readers, in relation to the article, as they are intent on keeping their patients, and the public in general, informed about important issues that can cause problems with their oral health.

Anyone who has a specific question about a past, present, or future article can contact Inner Banks Dental by calling 252-946-2131 or clicking on the link above.

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