bacterial plaque


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a film of mucus and bacteria deposited on the teeth that encourages the development of dental caries

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Gingivitis in pregnancy is caused by bacterial plaque, like in non-pregnant individuals.
The objective of this study was to describe its effect on oral hygiene in children of grade 0 (preschoolers) from Juan Pablo II School (Cali, Colombia) through recordings of bacterial plaque by parents.
2% in children of a primary school in the city of Nova Aurora, Parana State, by means of disclosing bacterial plaque, taking into account the presence of bacterial biofilm on the teeth.
171), whereas the proportions were found to be different between boys and girls for bacterial plaque, gingivitis, malocclusion, developmental anomalies and trauma.
Your dentist will use a probe to measure the "cuff" of gum around your teeth and probably give them a thorough clean to remove the bacterial plaque that causes the gums to become inflamed and can erode the "footings" of the tooth.
Nevertheless, an alternative hypothesis to explain our findings is based on the effect of sucrose to enhance the number of Ca-binding sites in bacterial plaque formed in its presence.
M PerioShield provides a unique, plaque-blocking technology that forms a shield to help prevent bacterial plaque from adhering to tooth and gum surfaces.
Periodontal disease often evolves from untreated gingivitis, which causes the gums to redden, swell, and bleed more easily Bacterial plaque on the surface of the teeth spreads and grows below the gum line (dentistry speaks of a subgingival biofilm), adding to progressive gram-negative anaerobic infection of the mouth and inflammatory responses that ultimately lead to the destruction of tissue and bone.
In addition to possible links between heart disease and gum disease found in the Scottish Health Survey, other studies appear to confirm a link between gum disease and diabetes, where patients with type 2 diabetes and inflammation in the mouth caused by bacterial plaque had more difficulty controlling their blood sugar levels.
According to Daniel Carmichael, DVM, a veterinary dentist at the Veterinary Medical Center in Islip, New York, "The gum tissue or gingiva senses the bacterial plaque, which causes the capillaries to dilate and bring in white blood cells, thus making the gums red, swollen and prone to bleeding.
More than bacterial plaque control, in this case, an important role has the association between the individual dental hygiene with the food control and the flour using in a large scale.
CHICAGO -- Expectant mothers should brush their teeth and floss daily to reduce bacterial plaque, which research has linked to preterm, low-birth-weight babies, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).
People who smoke are more likely to produce bacterial plaque that leads to gum disease.
People who smoke are more likely to produce bacterial plaque that leads to gum disease, tooth staining, bad breath, and in more severe cases mouth cancer.
The oral exams were made by the researcher himself, after training and calibration by the supervisor, which consisted of standardization of the methodology applied in the collection of data, such as detection of oral cavity diseases, evaluation of bacterial plaque, examination of the depth of periodontal problems and measurement of the salivary flow through the collection of saliva and application of the Dental Buff[R] kit, using personal protection equipment (PPE), preconized by international biosecurity norms.
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