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None. May hurt.: Vitamin c (ascorbic acid) is one of the most overused supplements for many reasons. Few people need mega-doses, which interestly block the effect of choleterol lowering drugs (statins), along with high dose vitamin e. Both in large doses are associated with increased all-cause mortality! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Brush and floss: Proper tooth brushing and the use of dental floss will remove plaque if used both properly and for a sufficient length of time. This should take the average person about 2 minutes which seems short unless you start timing it. Check to see how long it takes you. After about 24 hours, the plaque builds up mineral deposits called calculus and only a dentist or dental hygienist can remove it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Soft versus hard: Dental plaque is a soft material composed of a large variety of bacteria and other microorganisms that form a biofilm covering the outer surfaces of a tooth. This plaque can harden and become tarter (or dental calculus) which is often tightly adhered to tooth structure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: I am not sure about your question. Plaques are usually formed by abnormal accumulation of different versions of cholesterol that are affected by many factors like diabetes, hypertension, smoking, genetics, meds, etc. They cause trouble more based on location and age of the plaque (older can be more stable), as well as these other factors, than by a certain type. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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