WARNING: Video of plaque removal may be too disturbing for some readers.
When you were younger, your parents probably warned you about all the terrible things that could happen in your mouth if you didn’t properly take care of your gums and teeth.
Maintaining good oral hygiene is important. It’s not just important to help you avoid having stinky breath, it’s also a crucial part of your overall health.
Poor oral hygiene has actually been linked to all sorts of health problems, including periodontitis, strokes and even heart disease.
Sometimes, bacteria in the mouth builds up to form plaque, which breaks down tooth enamel and causes bone damage.
In the video above, you’ll see a patient having hardened plaque removed from behind their bottom front teeth.
If anything, this disturbing footage is definitely a reminder to brush and floss on the regular, as well as keep up with those routine visits to the dentist.