We all know that stress is bad for us and we should try and avoid it but in today’s busy lifestyle it can be hard to avoid it completely, life can get very stressful as we try to juggle everything. We all know about the many stress related medical conditions such as heart disease and anxiety but did you know that stress can have an impact on your dental health too?
We were recently asked what the difference was between plaque and tartar and aren’t they basically the same thing. So let’s clear up what they are, how they are formed on the teeth, why you can’t have one without the other and how to prevent either of them from forming.
Gums are part of the soft tissue lining of the mouth. Unlike the soft tissue linings of the lips and cheeks, most of the gums are tightly bound to the underlying bone which helps resist the friction of food passing over them.