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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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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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What are the symptoms of dental plaque and how can I address them?

What are the symptoms of dental plaque and how can I address them?

Clean your teeth: Plaque is a biofilm that grows on your teeth and is mainly bacteria and food. If is stays on the teeth for a long time, it hardens into calculus which is difficult to remove. Plaque and calculus (tarter) contribute to tooth and gum disease. If you are brushingand flossing effectively, there should be little plaque. If you are not sure how effective you are, check out "listerine cool blue". ...Read more

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How do dental plaque and tartar differ?

How do dental plaque and tartar differ?

Calcification: Tartar, or calculus, is dental plaque that has hardened or calcified because the plaque hasn't been properly disrupted or removed by brushing and flossing. ...Read more

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What to do about dental plaque (or something else) on my teeth?

What to do about dental plaque (or something else) on my teeth?

Get a cleaning: You should be seeing a dentist at least 2 times a year. At this appointment, you will be seen by a hygienist who will clean your teeth very carefully and remove all tartar, plaque, calculus, and debris. They will polish, and also shine your teeth. If you don not do this regularly, you will very likely develop dental infections and need more invasive dental treatment. Keep smiling ! ...Read more

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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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Hello docs, is dental plaque similar to aortic plaque?

Hello docs, is dental plaque similar to aortic plaque?

Plakken: Dutch, meaning "to stick". That's the similarity. But they are totally different. Here are some links: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/dental_plaque http://www.Webmd.Com/heart-disease/what-is-atherosclerosis. ...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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How do I eliminate dental plaque, what to do?

Dental plaque: You cannot eliminate dental plaque, as it will form no matter what we do. The question then becomes how do we manage it? With proper brushing and flossing at least twice a day for at least 2 minutes each time. Regular visits to the dentist for checkup and cleaning and restoring and cavities faulty restorations or broken teeth. Eating a healthy diet, less sugar and starchy foods = less plaque! ...Read more

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Dental Plaque (Definition)

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