It is important to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Dental problems are problems with your teeth and gums. This can cause you pain and make it hard to eat.
Plaque is a substance which forms on your teeth.
When you eat or drink sugary things, the plaque on your teeth produces acid. This acid attacks your teeth.
It can cause:
- Tooth decay – when your teeth go bad.
- Dental caries – holes in the teeth.
- Gum disease – when the gums become swollen, sore or infected.
- Dental abscesses – collections of pus on your teeth or gums.