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bac·te·ri·al plaque

in dentistry, a mass of filamentous microorganisms and a large variety of smaller forms attached to the surface of a tooth that, depending on bacterial activity and environmental factors, may give rise to caries, calculus, or inflammatory changes in adjacent tissue.

bac·te·ri·al plaque

(bak-tēr'ē-ăl plak)
dentistry A mass of filamentous microorganisms and large variety of smaller forms attached to the surface of a tooth that, depending on bacterial activity and environmental factors, may give rise to caries, calculus, or inflammatory changes in adjacent tissue.
Synonym(s): dental plaque (2) .

bac·te·ri·al plaque

(bak-tēr'ē-ăl plak)
In den-tistry, mass of filamentous microorganisms and a large variety of smaller forms attached to the tooth surface that, depending on bacterial activity and environmental factors, may give rise to caries, calculus, or inflammatory changes in adjacent tissue.
Synonym(s): dental plaque (2) .
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In this study, the presence of bacterial plaque in the oral cavity of the elderly measured by PS and MPS index was related to demographic and socioeconomic factors, such as gender, income and schooling.
The present study aimed to measure the levels of TSP1, MMP9/NGAL, and total MMP9 in GCF 1h before and after 1, 4, 8, 24, and 72 hours, 1 and 2 weeks from the orthodontic activation in the situation of a good control of the bacterial plaque, to determine the relationship between them and their implication in angiogenesis balance in PDL especially for MMP9/NGAL and TSP1.
Thus, the data collection has occurred on the day of the week, in which the mouth rinse procedure with fluorine was being performed, and at the exact moment prior the procedure, was performed the identification of bacterial plaque with disclosing agent of plaque to classify the SOHI of each child.
The proportion of boys and girls having traumatic injury to teeth were the same (p=0.116), whereas the proportions were found to be different between boys and girls for the following oral conditions: bacterial plaque, gingivitis, dental caries, malocclusion, developmental anomalies and restorations.
Our Ca-binding kinetics results are consistent with those by Tatevossian, (28) who studied the kinetics of Ca binding in a pool of bacterial plaque using Ca ion-selective electrodes in vitro; this study showed that the binding was rapid and almost reached saturation within 10 min.
According to Daniel Carmichael, DVM, a veterinary dentist at the Veterinary Medical Center in Islip, New York, "The gum tissue or gingiva senses the bacterial plaque, which causes the capillaries to dilate and bring in white blood cells, thus making the gums red, swollen and prone to bleeding."
More than bacterial plaque control, in this case, an important role has the association between the individual dental hygiene with the food control and the flour using in a large scale.
CHICAGO -- Expectant mothers should brush their teeth and floss daily to reduce bacterial plaque, which research has linked to preterm, low-birth-weight babies, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).
People who smoke are more likely to produce bacterial plaque that leads to gum disease.
People who smoke are more likely to produce bacterial plaque that leads to gum disease, tooth staining, bad breath, and in more severe cases mouth cancer..
The oral exams were made by the researcher himself, after training and calibration by the supervisor, which consisted of standardization of the methodology applied in the collection of data, such as detection of oral cavity diseases, evaluation of bacterial plaque, examination of the depth of periodontal problems and measurement of the salivary flow through the collection of saliva and application of the Dental Buff[R] kit, using personal protection equipment (PPE), preconized by international biosecurity norms.

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