dental 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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In order to neutralize the pH level of the oral cavity, xylitol lessens dental plaque formation and reduces the acid producing bacteria.
Using the latest mass spectrometry-based techniques for ancient protein sequencing, the team detected a milk protein, beta-lactoglobulin (which they had previously reported from a modern dental plaque sample) in ancient remains.
Erythritol reduced dental plaque weight by 24% in a 3-year study period, while xylitol and sorbitol caused little to no change.
Periodontitis is an inflammation of the oral tissues that surround and support our teeth - it is caused by bacteria residing in "biofilms" or dental plaque.
When we feed our pets sugary treats this can cause a build-up of dental plaque, which is formed from bacteria and if left plaque can form a yellow/ brown tartar.
Dental plaque bacteria in the inflamed periodontal tissue induce leukocyte infiltration, oedema and vascular dilation.
Regular brushing is crucial to sustaining healthy teeth and gums and helping to prevent dental cavities that may be caused due to the buildup of dental plaque on the teeth and on the wires of the braces," he said.
When those carbohydrates are consumed, bacteria in the dental plaque on tooth surfaces produce acids, Christine Wu, professor of pediatric dentistry and director of cariology, who served as principal investigator of the study, said.
Biofilms cause dental plaque and sinusitis; in healthcare, biofilms can lead to life-threatening and difficult to treat infections, particularly on medical implants such as catheters, heart valves, artificial hips and even breast implants.
Some recent studies, including a pioneering look at microbes preserved in dental plaque on ancient human teeth, (6) suggest that human gut and oral microbiomes have become less stable and diverse since the domestication of plants and animals and especially since the Industrial Revolution, setting the stage for a rise in inflammatory diseases.
The topics include microbial populations in oral biofilms, bacterial catabolism of salivary substrates, the role of the extracellular polysaccharides matrix in virulent oral biofilms, a holistic view of interspecies bacterial interactions within human dental plaque, biofilms in periodontal health and disease, oral biofilms as a reservoir for extra-oral pathogens: ventilator-associated pneumonia, and probiotics as a possible tool in oral health care.
A study from Stockholm, Sweden, following the health of 1,390 people for 24 years, found that high levels of dental plaque are linked to your chance of dying from any cause, but particularly cancer, 13 years earlier than expected.
Researchers analysed the teen's oral health by counting the number of decayed, filled or missing permanent teeth and assessed the level of dental plaque, a symptom for poor oral hygiene, according to a Case Western statement.
Dental plaque may be the most familiar example, but biofilms also play a role in some chronic infections, especially those that occur around medical devices like pacemakers and catheters.
If we brush our teeth before breakfast then we remove the build up of dental plaque thereby minimising the acidogenic response of the oral bacteria present to the foods eaten.