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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Everyone at this practice is there to do whatever they can to make your experience a good one.
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Great staff and technology used for cleaning.
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From the staff at the front desk too the hygienist and dentist, they make you feel like family. They remove all trepidations you might have when visiting a dental facility.
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We just love this dental office. If you are new in town, this is the place.
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Pleasant and helpful office staff, from reception to hygenist.
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Very warm and inviting when I walked in my experience getting new teeth wonderful!!
Kevin K.
Jaime was great gentle and kind
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Incredible staff. They made a visit to the dentist a relaxing experience. Thanks!
Jonathan M.
Everyone I have met at this dental office is just awesome. Very kind, friendly, and helpful. Love them all.
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Staff is very courteous and helpful. Dentist is great!
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Always good! Very accommodating to my wacky schedule. Staff is always friendly!
Scott W.
The staff at Manatee Dental are very friendly and does a great job!
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I am very comfortable with Manatee Dental and my Hygenest. I have recommended MD to a friend, and she now drives from Sarasota to go there.
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I had a great visit. Doc got me in and out in record time and the price was right.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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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 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (941) 538-6339
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