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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The Modified Bass brushing technique is recommended by dental professionals and has been validated by two studies to be effective for plaque biofilm removal from the gingival third of the teeth.
Test subjects using a Water Flosser in conjunction with a manual toothbrush had up to 29% better reduction in plaque biofilm than people who used a manual toothbrush and string floss.
Dodes points to something called "plaque biofilm," which most Americans have probably never heard of, as the culprit behind this common problem.
Anton Van Leeuwenhoek scraped the plaque biofilm from his teeth and observed the "animalculi" that produced this microbial community with his primitive microscope.
In a study on permeability of oral microorganisms and dental plaque, both gram +ve and gram -ve such as Porphyromonas endodontalis and Porphyromonas gingivalis were more sensitive to Ozonated water than gram +ve oral Streptococci and Candida albicans in pure culture and Ozonated water was proved to have bactericidal activity against bacteria in plaque biofilm. But it was found that even after 20 minute of contact time of Ozonated water, gaseous Ozone and antiseptic agents did not have antibacterial effect on Enterococcus Faecalis.
in dental plaque biofilm as analysed by five-colour multiplex fluorescence in situ hybridization," Journal of Medical Microbiology, vol.
(2) Dental plaque biofilm is a known etiological factor that causes oral diseases such as dental caries, (3) gingivitis, (4) and periodontitis.
Undisturbed plaque biofilm can cause gingival inflammation and bleeding and increase the risk for and progression of periodontal disease.
The chemical action of stabilized stannous fluoride in Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste inhibits the metabolic activity of destructive bacteria while cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) in Crest Pro-Health Rinse inhibits the regrowth of plaque biofilm, Proctor and Gamble reports.
Unlike conventional mechanical polishing (handpiece with rubber-cup and prophylaxis paste) used to polish teeth, the air polisher uses a light handpiece similar to an ultrasonic scaler to generate a slurry of pressurized air, abrasive powder and water to remove plaque biofilm and stains (Figures 1, 2).
(1) Hence, periodontal therapeutic modalities must aim at conversion of the pathogenic plaque biofilm to a non-pathogenic harmonious environment to optimize and balance periodontal health.