Definition of Dental plaque
1. Noun. A film of mucus and bacteria deposited on the teeth that encourages the development of dental caries.
Medical Definition of Dental plaque
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Literary usage of Dental plaque
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1. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"Effects of supervised daily dental plaque removal by children after 3 years. ... Axelsson P, Lindhe J. The effect of a preventive program on dental plaque, ..."
2. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Report of the U. S. Preventive by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"The effect of a preventive program on dental plaque, gingivitis and caries in school ... dental plaque control measures and oral hygiene practices. ..."
3. Bound for Good Health: A Collection of Age Pages (1993)
"The bacteria stick to teeth and form a colorless film called dental plaque. The bacteria in plaque, which live on sugars, produce decay-causing acids that ..."
4. Tobacco Effects In The Mouth by Robert E. Mecklenburg (1995)
"dental plaque formation may be greater among smokers than nonsmokers, although lifestyle is felt to be more the cause rather than a feature of smoking per ..."
5. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"... attraction of crevicular leukocytes by human dental plaque factors (Hellden and Lindhe, l973); • clinical radiography and scintigraphy (Saxe et al., ..."
6. Ending the War Metaphor: The Changing Agenda for Unraveling the Host-Microbe by Forum on Microbial Threats, Institute of Medicine (U.S.) (2006)
"Saliva and dental plaque. Advances in Dental Research 14:29-39. Saitou N. Nei M. 1987. The neighbor-joining method: A new method for reconstructing ..."