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dental plaque

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(Dentistry) a filmy deposit on the surface of a tooth consisting of a mixture of mucus, bacteria, food, etc. Also called: bacterial plaque
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Noun1.dental plaque - a film of mucus and bacteria deposited on the teeth that encourages the development of dental cariesdental plaque - a film of mucus and bacteria deposited on the teeth that encourages the development of dental caries
plaque - (pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body
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Researchers compared the effects of two polyphenols from red wine against grape seed and red wine extract supplements on bacteria that stick to teeth and gums and cause dental plaque, cavities and gum disease.
Saliva and dental plaque samples were collected to evaluate colonization by P.
Green tea has been known to increase alkaline in the mouth, helping in reducing the acidity of saliva and dental plaque and thereby could be useful tool in preventing cavities.
It is an established fact that tooth brush alone, is not enough for complete removal of dental plaque therefore use of dental floss daily is being emphasized by dentists across the world as a part of daily oral health cleaning routine.
One theory is that harmful pathogens could be carried in saliva and dental plaque, or through diseased gum tissues into the blood circulation.
Smoking increases the amount of dental plaque in the mouth, and the more dental plaque, the harder it is to remove.
She covers characterizing biomaterials and improved techniques for better imaging, laser-liquid-solid interaction method: stimulating the growth of biocompatible layers by using external laser energy, composites based on biocompatible layers: advantages and biocompatibility testing, developing in vitro bacterial models of dental plague, disrupting in vitro dental plaque using the energy of cavitation, and the cleaning efficacy of commercial toothpastes and toothbrushes.
Dental plaque is composed of food fragments, microbes, glycoproteins, or proteins found in saliva.
16 on asthmatic children, it was demonstrated that salivary and dental plaque pH fell below the critical level of 5.
Some Border Terriers seem prone to a recurrence of dental plaque more quickly than other breeds.
Objective: To isolate Helicobacter pylori (HP) from the dental plaque of a selected group of children and to compare the oral and salivary findings of patients with those of a healthy control group.
Prior research has demonstrated elimination of microbial dental plaque biofilm prevents gingivitis and dental cavities.