Tooth cleaning is a part of oral hygiene and still remains the most effective means of bacterial plaque
The bacterial plaque
becomes calcified into a bacterial tartar, which will require scaling off under general anaesthetic.
Whilst mechanical controls such as twice daily brushing and daily flossing can help control the microbial populations, it has been proposed that additional methods are required to control bacterial plaque
formation, such as with the use of antimicrobial dentrifices or anti-plaque mouthwashes.
The most likely cause is food and bacterial plaque
on the tongue and teeth -- especially when this causes gum inflammation.
implicated bacterial plaque
deposits as the primary, direct factor in the development of periodontitis and resulted in the abandonment of former concepts that involved nonbacterial factors, such as trauma from occlusion, systemic conditions, and diet.
An increase in the proportion of Prevotella intermedia in bacterial plaque
, rather than an increase in total plaque, is instrumental in the development of gingival inflammation during pregnancy.
EVALUATION OF ORAL HYGIENE IN PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN THROUGH BACTERIAL PLAQUE
SUPERVISION BY PARENTS
On the other hand, a previous study of Coutinho and Bosco (1998), examining the mouth rinse prebrushing to remove plaque in children, showed that the use of fluorinated solution before brushing did not present significantly greater effect in the removal of the bacterial plaque
It affects the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth and is caused by bacterial plaque
that accumulates and adheres to the teeth," she continues.
A relatively high degree of motivation, manual dexterity and compliance in oral hygiene regime are required to achieve the level of oral hygiene necessary to control bacterial plaque
, gingivitis, dental caries, malocclusion, developmental anomalies, oral injuries and restorations).
This article got my attention as I have participated in a study that assessed the effectiveness of antimicrobial substances from mouth rinses (In vitro evaluation of effectiveness in reducing bacterial plaque
of antimicrobial substances in patients treated with orthodontic appliances).