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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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Streptococcus mutans is one of the most common bacteria that cause dental disease, including dental plaque.
Using the latest DNA sequencing technologies, researchers identified 267 bacterial species present in feline dental plaque and built a database detailing the differences between bacterial populations in healthy cats and those in cats with gum disease.
Regular use of antimicrobial mouthrinses can effectively augment the benefits of oral prophylaxis and oral hygiene instructions at 6-month recall intervals in reducing the occurrence of dental plaque and gingivitis.
Dental plaque is also another cause of dental decay.
As per the clinical data collected after informed consent from 700 male workers screened, the majority -- close to 500 -- were referred to a dental hygienist for scaling to remove dental plaque and tartar (calculus) and for oral hygiene instruction on how to care for teeth and gum tissue.
About 700 workers were screened from May 19 to July 31 in the first phase, of whom 500 were referred to a dental hygienist for scaling to remove dental plaque and tartar (calculus).
It is also beneficial in preventing stomach disorders and diabetes, as well as gum disease caused by dental plaque.
Objective: This project aims at reconstructing the evolution of human oral health in Northern Europeans, from the late Mesolithic to modern days, by genomics and proteomics investigation of: human ancient microbiota, human immune response proteins, and food remains preserved in mineralised dental plaque (archaeological dental calculus).
A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry has found a new way to control dental plaque.
An international team of researchers involving the Universities of York, Oklahoma and Copenhagen, and University College London (UCL) has shed new light on this puzzling question through an unusual source -- investigations of calcified dental plaque on ancient human teeth.
The three-year clinical study found that erythritol provided a significant reduction of cavities, dental plaque and the oral bacteria Streptococcus mutans, considered a major cause of tooth decay.
Oral health has a huge potential impact on overall health, and the control of dental plaque is the key to oral health.