supragingival calculus


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su·pra·gin·gi·val cal·cu·lus

calcified plaques adherent to tooth surfaces coronal to the free gingival margin.
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su·pra·gin·gi·val cal·cu·lus

(sū'pră-jinji-văl kalkyū-lŭs)
Calcified plaques adherent to tooth surfaces coronal to the free gingival margin.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

su·pra·gin·gi·val cal·cu·lus

(sū'pră-jinji-văl kalkyū-lŭs)
Calcified plaques adherent to tooth surfaces coronal to the free gingival margin.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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3: Supragingival calculus covering more than two third of the exposed tooth surface or a continuous heavy band of subgingival calculus around the cervical portion of the tooth or both
The candidate predictor variables considered for inclusion in a logistic regression analysis included age (12-19/20-29); gender; cash-income (yes/no); education years ([greater than or equal to]4 years/ > 4 years), illiteracy (yes/ no); presence of pain-relief treatment (yes/no); % of sites with visible plaque ([less than or equal to]70%/ > 70%); % of sites with supragingival calculus ([less than or equal to]30%/ > 30%); diabetes (yes/no); as well as smoking status (non-smoker/ smoker).
attributed to its ability to penetrate plaque and kill the bacteria inside the biofilm.22-24 Chlorhexidine has the affinity to bind to tissues and stay active for more than 12 hours.2425 These properties make Chlorhexidine the gold standard in chemical plaque control however taste alteration that can last up to 4 hours after rins- ing supragingival calculus formation and staining of tongue teeth and restorations are recognized side effects of Chlorhexidine.