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Disclosing tablets for dental plaque

Plaque on teeth stained red by disclosing tablets, with detail of disclosing tablets.

Chewing disclosing tablets stains the plaque on your teeth. The stain lets you see how well you are brushing and flossing your teeth. Dental plaque is a film of bacteria that sticks to your teeth, the spaces between the teeth, and under your gums. Plaque can harden into tartar.

Current as of: October 27, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
David Messenger MD - Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine