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Oxnard, CA
A 21-year-old female asked:

If i floss, will plaque chip off again?small piece of plaque came off yesterday so i was curious?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Sometimes: Probably was tartar (calculus) chipping off. The presence of calculus means you need to have your teeth professionally cleaned.
Last updated Jul 6, 2015

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