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Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more


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What is the treatment for dental plaque?

What is the treatment for dental plaque?

Dental cleaning: The treatment of dental plaque involves the removal of plague from your teeth. This can be accomplished by manual or electric brushing and flossing your teeth. Visiting your dentist for a professional exam and cleaning is a excellent ideal to make sure you are doing an effective job of self maintaining your oral hygiene. ...Read more

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What do dentists do to remove dental plaque?

What do dentists do to remove dental plaque?

Scaling: Dentisits remeove dental plaque and more importantly tartar by scaling and root planing. By definition, plaque is easily removed with proper brushing and flossing. ...Read more

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Does a tongue ring lead to more dental plaque?

Does a tongue ring lead to more dental plaque?

Other issues: That is what you should not be worrying about. There are other much more serious issues that should concern you. The ring constantly rubbing against your gum tissue will lead to recession, bone loss and possibly losing a tooth/teeth. I have seen many instances of people biting on their tongue ring and fracturing their teeth. Some had to be extracted. In addition it is more prone to infection. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to get rid of dental plaque?

I need some tips on how to get rid of dental plaque?

Brush ; Floss: Brushing and flossing should do the trick. If you have hardened plaque (called calculus), you will need to have it removed by your dentist. ...Read more

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What should an alternative health practitioner want with dental plaque?

Bacteria type: Determination of what bacteria and chemistry is in this plaque and how you can counter the damaging effect. This is a complex way of coming to the simple solution of brushing the plaque off of the teeth. ...Read more

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Apart from visiting the dentist every 6 months is there anything I can do about dental plaque build-up?

Apart from visiting the dentist every 6 months is there anything I can do about dental plaque build-up?

Oral hygience: Brush your teeth regularly (at least twice per day, preferably after meals) and floss. ...Read more

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What's dental plaque made of?

What's dental plaque made of?

Complex: Different makeup, in different people and in different parts of the mouth. There is healthy plaque, plaque that causes decay, and plaque that causes gum disease. It is more of a progression than a uniform composition of food, bacteria, proteins. ...Read more

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What's best for dental plaque removal?

Dental plaque: Treatment for dental plaque will reduce the risk for dental caries (cavities) and gingivitis. Regular brushing and flossing reduces that chance that plaque will damage the tooth enamel. Professional dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing. Professional cleaning, performed once or twice a year, can prevent the build-up of plaque. ...Read more

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How do you help presumed dental plaque?

Dental plaque: Treatment for dental plaque will reduce the risk for dental caries (cavities) and gingivitis. Regular brushing and flossing reduces that chance that plaque will damage the tooth enamel. Professional dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing. Professional cleaning, performed once or twice a year, can prevent the build-up of plaque. ...Read more

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Plaque (Definition)

A plaque is a broad, raised area on the skin. For example, patients with psoriasis have a lot of scaly plaques on their ...Read more


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Dental Plaque (Definition)

A biofilm of bacteria that forms on ...Read more