dental biofilm


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den·tal bi·o·film

(dentăl bīō-film)
An organized community of microorganisms that attaches to the teeth; may contribute to oral disease; dental plaque is a biofilm.
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Incidence of Entamoeba gingivalis and Trichomonas tenax in samples of dental biofilm and saliva from patients with periodontal disease.
in frozen samples of saliva and dental biofilm from children 8 years of age, based on the amplification of a fragment of the gtfB gene.
There is evidence that stannous fluoride toothpaste is effective in reducing dental biofilm and gingivitis.
However, because the SC solution to form the cariogenic biofilm is 5% (15-17), it can be argued that nearly all sweetened drugs have the potential to provide conditions satisfactory for producing extracellular polysaccharides in dental biofilms that could lead to dental carious lesions (18, 19).
Although one clinical study showed that gingival health is affected by steel crowns in the presence of dental biofilm, the literature is not conclusive in terms of the behavior of the pediatric population's gingival tissue.
Thus, medicinal plants are a potential source of biomolecules that must be investigated as an adjunctive therapy to control cariogenic dental biofilms.
Despite the fact that the role of dental biofilm has already been established in the initiation, progression and arrest of carious lesions, several studies still focus their attention on the OH habits and frequency of tooth brushing when evaluating the status of OH in the primary dentition.
The clinical variables used in the analysis were clinical attachment loss (CAL) [greater than or equal to] 4 mm, presence of untreated carious lesions, need for treatment, and presence of dental biofilm.
Treatment strategies must incorporate a more holistic, ecological approach to the control of the dental biofilm.
For example, we know that the accumulation of dental biofilm can trigger resultant inflammatory and immune responses.
5,6,10) Furthermore, it has been shown in situ that the dental biofilm formed in humans exposed to Fe has a lower S.
Keywords: periodontal disease, periodontal infection, chronic periodontitis, scaling and root planing, dental biofilm