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We're all about keeping kids healthy - at any age
Kids

Word! Plaque

Plaque

Say: plak

Stand back – it's plaque! Plaque is a sticky, slimy substance made up mostly of the germs that cause tooth decay. That's why it's important to brush your teeth at least twice every day and floss daily. If too much plaque builds up on and between your teeth, you'll get cavities or – even worse – gum disease!

The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital is a department of Maine Medical Center