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Plaque

Self-care

Eating a diet with lots of fruits and vegetables can help prevent blood vessel and tooth plaque. Regular physical activity can also help keep blood vessels healthy.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a doctor immediately if:

  • Chest pain or shortness of breath
  • Pain radiating to jaw, neck, shoulder or arm, especially left arm
  • Cold sweats

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a doctor or dentist if:

  • Thick, shiny, silvery scales appear on skin and cause irritation or discomfort
  • Persistent tooth pain

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