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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actinomycetemcomitans), decreased bacterial diversity in dental plaque and not flossing regularly.
Is self interdental cleaning associated with dental plaque levels, dental calculus, gingivitis and periodontal disease?
When the studies investigating the effect of asthmatic treatment on dental health were examined, it was observed that asthmatic children, adolescents, and adults who had been on long-term use of inhaled b2-agonist and ICS were predisposed to the formation of dental plaque because of reduced salivary flow rate.
An intraoral examination was performed for each patient, and dental plaque and saliva specimens were collected for analysis.
pylori present in the dental plaque can be transmitted due to inadequate hygiene of the oral cavity or use of the same soiled crockery and cutlery [10,11].
The most common oral health problems were dental plaque and tartar (calculus), tooth decay (dental caries) and gum (periodontal) disease.
3 DENTAL HEALTH THE same properties that stop bacteria from sticking to the wall of the urinary tract - thought to be antioxidant proanthocyanidins - have been shown to "inhibit the HSV-2 herpes virus, and the Helicobacter pylori bacteria that are increasingly recognised as a leading cause of peptic ulcers and the growth of oral bacteria, which cause dental plaque and periodontal disease", says Marilyn.
DENTAL HEALTH The same properties that stop bacteria from sticking to the wall of the urinary tract have been shown to inhibit bacteria that cause dental plaque and periodontal disease, according to Glenville.
All dental plaque swab samples were collected from dogs with sign of halitosis.
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.
In a study on permeability of oral microorganisms and dental plaque, both gram +ve and gram -ve such as Porphyromonas endodontalis and Porphyromonas gingivalis were more sensitive to Ozonated water than gram +ve oral Streptococci and Candida albicans in pure culture and Ozonated water was proved to have bactericidal activity against bacteria in plaque biofilm.
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.