plaque biofilm


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plaque bi·o·film

(plak bīō-film)
Well-organized community of bacteria that adheres tenaciously to tooth surfaces, restorations, and prosthetic appliances; has been determined the primary cause of most periodontal disease.
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One of the difficulties with plaque biofilm is that you really can't see it, it's clear.
Using Spearman's correlation coefficient, no relationship was found between patient's age and F concentration in natural plaque biofilms (p>0.
Plaque biofilm formation and disease development should be explained to the caregiver.
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SRP is the sub-gingival removal, or debridement, of plaque biofilm adhering to the root surfaces.
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2-5) The pathogenicity of the dental plaque biofilm is enhanced by the fact that in biofilm form, the component bacteria have increased resistance to antibiotics and other chemotherapeutic agents and are less able to be phagocytized by host inflammatory cells.
CHG and EO penetrate plaque biofilm and produce changes in microbial cell surface morphology that alter coaggregation, recolonization, and, thus, survival.
Intergeneric communication in dental plaque biofilms.
Tooth decay arises when sugars from the diet are broken down to acids by certain types of bacteria in the dental plaque biofilms that grow on the teeth.