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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 Clinical Evidence of the Antiplaque, Antigingivitis Efficacy of a Mouthwash Containing 2% Green Tea - A Randomised Clinical Trial.
Additions of antiplaque and antimicrobial substances to toothbrush bristles in attempts to reduce contamination of used toothbrushes are not a new phenomenon.
Evaluation of the antimicrobial and physical properties of an orthodontic photo-activated adhesive modified with an antiplaque agent: an in vitro study.
Oral delivery and clearance of antiplaque agents from Triclosan-containing dentifrices.
Chlorhexidine gluconate is a commonly used oral antiplaque and antiseptic mouthwash and was used as a positive control.
Other antiplaque topical medications include salicylic acid, dithranol and calcipotrol.
(24) The active flavonoid compound gua*averin has high potential antiplaque activity by inhibiting the growth of S.mutans and S.
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).