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 response to questions regarding their knowledge of terms commonly used in oral health related campaigns on media such as dental plaque, 68.2% of the participants had no awareness about dental plaque and among these significantly higher percentage of participants were from public schools (p-value a$?
Oral health is influenced by dental plaque, the presence and type of oral microbial flora and oral immunity.
Rams: I use a phase-contrast microscope whenever I'm chair side to examine the microbiological profile of dental plaque from a patient's periodontal pockets.
The findings indicate that "dental plaque is a reservoir of (pneumonia-causing) respiratory pathogens," and that "nursing homes and other institutions housing frail elderly should be involved actively in improving daily oral hygiene of their residents and enhancing access to dental care," El-Solh said.
Samples of dental plaque were obtained from 18 children aged 4-6 years as a baseline and obtained additional samples 6 and 12 months later.
(3) Other biofilm-induced disease states include dental plaque and caries, catheter sepsis, bacterial endocarditis, and cystic fibrosis pneumonia.
The product contains procyanidins, and has been proven by Asahi to whiten skin, and reduce bad breath and dental plaque.
These proteins are useful for multiple purposes, including treating viral infections such as herpes outbreaks, fungal, bacterial or parasitic infections, including the primary and secondary infections of leprosy, colitis, ulcers, hemorrhoids, corneal scarring, dental plaque, acne, cystic fibrosis, blood clots, wounds, immune disorders including autoimmune disease and cancer.
In animal experiments, researchers found that when rabbits were injected with bacteria found in dental plaque, the animals quickly developed heart abnormalities.
The key culprit causing cavities is dental plaque formed by bacteria.
Researchers say the most common strain of bacteria in dental plaque can be linked to, among other serious conditions, the formation of potentially fatal blood clots that can induce heart attacks.
No doubt they have prevented some tooth decay, since sugar promotes cavities and nourishes dental plaque. But so far nobody has been able to show that artificial sweeteners keep people from gaining weight, much less help them lose it.
In a separate report at the joint congress, a team of researchers from Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, reported that the large amounts of saliva produced by gum chewing helps to neutralize the tooth-decaying acids in dental plaque. Led by Bruce Schemehorn, the researchers, who fitted patients with removable partial dentures with built-in electrodes to detect pH, found that acidity was best neutralized when gum chewing started within five minutes after a meal and lasted at least 15 minutes.
Patients with SCIs often have poor oral hygiene practices due to restricted mobility and dependence on caregivers.9 Use of certain drugs to reduce muscle spasms and neurogenic bladder disorders in these patients may lead to dental plaque deposition and development of dental caries.10 In addition, these patients often avoid doing regular oral hygiene practices to avoid exertion and, due to lack of specialized equipment such as universal cuffs, arm supports, or splints.11 There is lack of information on oral health and hygiene practices; and barriers to access to optimal oral in SCIs patients.