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WHAT IS THIS BUILDUP AT THE TOP OF MY TEETH BELOW MY GUM LINE???

That's called Plaque. Plaque is a colorless film that constantly forms on our teeth and along the gum line when we eat. Plaque contains bacteria that can cause cavities and possibly gum disease. As plaque forms and if it is not removed by proper brushing and flossing, it can harden into tartar — sometimes called calculus — which is calcified (or hardened) plaque that attaches to the enamel on your teeth, as well as below the gum line. See your dentist at least once every 6 months to avoid serious and costly dental trouble later.

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