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plaque

1. Pathol any small abnormal patch on or within the body, such as the typical lesion of psoriasis
2. short for dental plaque

Plaque

A tablet, often inscribed, added to or set into a surface on the exterior or interior wall.

plaque

[plak]
(medicine)
A patch, or an abnormal flat area on any internal or external body surface.
A localized area of atherosclerosis.
(virology)
A clear area representing a colony of viruses on a plate culture formed by lysis of the host cell.

plaque

A tablet that is affixed to the surface of a wall or set into a wall; often inscribed to commemorate a special event or to serve as a memorial.
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The evaluated outcomes were characterized by the presence of mucosal and bacterial plaque changes in the oral cavity, through the MPS index.
Elastomeric ligatures have been found to form bacterial plaque on their surface and accumulate greater number of microorganisms on the tooth surface (51).
Gingivitis in pregnancy is caused by bacterial plaque, like in non-pregnant individuals.
The MMP9/NGAL complex was revealed in systemic diseases and in GCF of patients with a poor control of the bacterial plaque with periodontal disease [12] but not during orthodontic treatment.
They were taught how to perform bacterial plaque control with CPI and they were standardized on this instrument.
The present study is characterized as a quantitative research, with explanatory and descriptive character, whereby the SOHI evaluation was performed according to Greene and Vermillion (1964), i.e., a few moments before applying the mouth rinse with NaF at 0.2% in children of a primary school in the city of Nova Aurora, Parana State, during the 2007 school year, by means of disclosing bacterial plaque, correlating it to the protocol and the efficacy of the mouth rinse application.
Regarding bacterial plaque index and yeast isolates, the current study found that of 80 patients with yeasts, 61 (76.3%) presented inadequate oral hygiene, but these data did not show significant differences (Table 2).
The proportion of boys and girls having dental caries was not significant (p=0.171), whereas the proportions were found to be different between boys and girls for bacterial plaque, gingivitis, malocclusion, developmental anomalies and trauma.
Your dentist will use a probe to measure the "cuff" of gum around your teeth and probably give them a thorough clean to remove the bacterial plaque that causes the gums to become inflamed and can erode the "footings" of the tooth.
Nevertheless, an alternative hypothesis to explain our findings is based on the effect of sucrose to enhance the number of Ca-binding sites in bacterial plaque formed in its presence.
Periodontal disease often evolves from untreated gingivitis, which causes the gums to redden, swell, and bleed more easily Bacterial plaque on the surface of the teeth spreads and grows below the gum line (dentistry speaks of a subgingival biofilm), adding to progressive gram-negative anaerobic infection of the mouth and inflammatory responses that ultimately lead to the destruction of tissue and bone.
"In addition to possible links between heart disease and gum disease found in the Scottish Health Survey, other studies appear to confirm a link between gum disease and diabetes, where patients with type 2 diabetes and inflammation in the mouth caused by bacterial plaque had more difficulty controlling their blood sugar levels."

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