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A drug or compound that inhibits or prevents buildup of dental plaque.
See: dental plaque, biofilm
[G. anti- against, + plaque, fr. Middle D. plakke]
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Preliminary Antiplaque efficacy of aloe vera mouthwash on 4 day plaque re-growth model: randomized control trial.
Hydrogen peroxide has an antiplaque potential because of its ability to produce free radicals.
Comparative antiplaque effectiveness of an essential oil and an amine fluoride/stannous fluoride mouthrinse.
In contrast, based on an experimental study of 17 people (eight khat chewers and nine non-chewers), Al-Hebshi and Al-Ak'hali [17] showed khat chewing to have antiplaque and antigingivitis properties; similarly, Jorgensen and Kaimenyi [18] found that the oral hygiene status of khat chewers was better than that of non-chewers, and that there was no evidence that khat chewing was detrimental to periodontal health.
Chlorhexidine as an antiplaque and antigingivitis agent remains a gold standard, but in dental caries its effectiveness has been controversial (Twetman 2004).
Antiplaque and antigingivitis effect of Lippia Sidoides: a double-blind clinical study in humans.
A synergistic chlorhexidine/chitosan combination for improved antiplaque strategies.
Agents like pyrophosphate, zinc citrate and triclosan are effective as antiplaque agents.
Results: The majority of studies have shown mouth rinses containing chlorhexidine gluconate or essential oils and methyl salicylate provide clinically significant anti-gingivitis and antiplaque benefits.
If desired, the floss may also incorporate one or more active tartar control, anticaries, antiplaque and/or antibacterial actives and/or dentally acceptable agents such as polishing and abrasive agents, coolants, flavorants and/or coagulants.
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