Bad breath is a telltale sign of bacterial growth!
Tartar gradually erodes our gums, causing them to recede and making our teeth appear elongated. Here, chewing becomes a pain!
Left unattended, plaque will form out of bacteria, eventually becoming tartar. These nasties weaken our gums and expose our teeth, making them start to feel sensitive!
Finally, after tartar has completely eroded our gums and all of the insides of our teeth, it will result in the loss of the infected tooth.
Without proper care of both our gums and teeth, plaque and tartar will form out of bacteria. Left untreated, we will develop gingivitis and some may even advance to periodontitis that could cause gum and tooth loss. Ouch!
*Ref: Anonymous. (2014). The Comparative Efficacy of two Toothpastes Containing 2% Zinc Citrate as compared to a Placebo Toothpaste in Controlling Established Plaque and Gingivitis. 1-10.