Failure to control the population of either species of bacteria can lead to an array of oral problems. One of these is plaque formation, which is not just unsightly but, more urgently, is damaging to the teeth. When plaque becomes thick and hard enough, it can no longer be scraped off by brushing or flossing. The bacteria in it will eventually start to decay the teeth until cavities are formed.
Cavity can lead to sensitivity issues and persistent pain that may require emergency treatment in a recognized Newmarket dental clinic. If not contained in a timely manner, the decay can spread, rendering the affected teeth dysfunctional, and eventually needing extraction.