Manatee Dental of East Bradenton
3805 State Road 64 East, Bradenton, FL 34208

What is Dental Plaque?

Do your teeth feel smooth and slippery? Then you've probably done a good job getting rid of plaque!

You've probably heard the term plaque before, but do you really know what it is? Your dentist may have pointed out that you do a great job getting rid of it by brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash regularly, but if you're not sure what it is, you might not appreciate your good oral hygiene habits.

According to the American Dental Association, plaque is the sticky, colorless film of bacteria that covers the teeth. It's what's responsible for that "fuzzy" feeling you get when it's been awhile since you brushed your teeth.

Plaque develops when foods with carbohydrates are left on the teeth after meals. These substances are like food for the bacteria, which produce acids as a byproduct. The acids can attack tooth enamel if they're left on the teeth for too long, which can result in tooth decay and other issues.

Plaque that isn't removed can harden into calculus or tartar, reports the source. This stuff is more difficult to remove and can make it harder for you to clean your teeth effectively, which could mean that gingivitis could occur.

Just make sure to keep up with your oral care habits – if you do, you won't have to worry about plaque!

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Patient Reviews
Amber was wonderful person, friendly, informative, helpful, took her time to cleaned every tooth and make me shine!! Thanks so much! Deb
Deborah C.
Friendly, efficient staff and doctor.
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Friendly staff prompt service
Matthew F.
Very professional and courteous.
Suzanne C.
The staff was extremely professional, caring and a pleasure to be a patient for.
Christian G.
Cathy is great getting your teeth clean with her is fun she always makes you laugh
Tom L.
1. The friendly service by staff & dentists. 2. Quality of care. 3. Professionalism of Staff
Francisco M.
Everyone I have met at this dental office is just awesome. Very kind, friendly, and helpful. Love them all.
Sharon D.
It was a great day for me at Manatee Dental, the staff there are really polite and professional, love those people.
David G.
Always good! Very accommodating to my wacky schedule. Staff is always friendly!
Scott W.
Great experience Ramon Rosales the dentist assistant was really good
Nick S.
Cathy is your greatest asset
Thomas S.
People are very kind and do good work.
Cheryl N.
I love Cathy. She’s great. She’s very personable & caring. She always does a great job.
Karla B.
This is the by FAR the Most Wonderful dental office I have ever been to. The staff is amazing, caring and they go above and beyond to make the experience a pleasant one. Everyone is also very […]
Dawn N.
We just love this dental office. If you are new in town, this is the place.
Patricia T.
Awesome and effecient staff and Dentistry. Thanks everyone!
Andrea S.
Dr. David and Ramon were very careful and concerned with my feelings. Very professional.
Sandra O.
Staff made my visit so pleasant and not scary.
Yoko O.
“Doc” and staff are all very kind and professional. they take care of everything professionally and efficiently.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (941) 538-6339
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