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Plaque: Is composed of several things but principally is made of a sticky substance called Mucopolysacceride. It also contains bacteria and other stuff that should not be left on your teeth. Plaque is the result of bacterial action on your food and components of your saliva. Here is an article with more details: https://en. M.wikipedia. Org/wiki/Dental_plaque ...Read more
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 6 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
If I floss, will plaque chip off again? Small piece of plaque came off yesterday so I was curious?
Does Peyronie's disease plaque always have to be on the top of shaft even if the damaged area is on the right?
On the same side. ..: Although the location of the plaque of Peyronie's disease is more commonly on the dorsal (top) aspect of the penis, it can be at any location of corpora cavernosa (the paired sponge body chiefly responsible for erection) and restricts the expansion and extension of these corporeal body resulting in penile curvature at erection. So, the side of paque is the same as the penile curvature points to. ...Read more
In peyrione's disease are the plaque's or the curving ever on the side? Most sites say it's on dorsal or bottom. Is the side very very rare in this?
Not rare: The plaques are often on the side, causing the excessive curvature. Difficult to treat, but you might try topical application of DMSO (horse liniment) available from a health food store or feed store. Use 70% concentration. Higher concentration may be irritating with repeated use. High dose vitamin E (1, 000 IU) per day has also been used. ...Read more
Coronary Calcium....: The best non-invasive test for measuring the amount of heart disease and consequently estimating an individual's risk is a coronary calcium score performed on a ct scanner. This test should be used in women over 50 and men over 40 with at least 1 CAD risk factor. Talk to your doctor. It is inexpensive, non-invasive and painless. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Topical therapy: Treatment depends on the size and number of the placques. One or a few can be treated with topical agents to decrease the thickness of the placque and treat the inflammation. Topical steroids and vitamin d is a current successful combination. Intralesional steroids or topical steroids under occlusion may also be used. ...Read more
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, lso can prevent the build-up of plaque. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Saliva deposits: Dental tooth plaque is formed from deposits from your saliva. Some people have more such deposits than other people. It is a factor of your saliva. You can do proper toothbrushing to prevent a build-up of plaque deposits on your teeth. You can also use listerine plaque preventive mouthwash, which helps reduce the build-up with proper toothbrushing. If you get a lot of plaque go to the dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer