Definition of Bacterial plaque

1. Noun. A film of mucus and bacteria deposited on the teeth that encourages the development of dental caries.

Exact synonyms: Dental Plaque
Generic synonyms: Plaque

Medical Definition of Bacterial plaque

1. In dentistry, a mass of filamentous microorganisms and large variety of smaller forms attached to the surface of a tooth which, depending on bacterial activity and environmental factors, may give rise to caries, calculus, or inflammatory changes in adjacent tissue. Synonym: dental plaque, mucous plaque, mucinous plaque. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bacterial Plaque

bacterial endospore
bacterial flagella
bacterial flora
bacterial food poisoning
bacterial growth
bacterial infection
bacterial infections
bacterial infections and mycoses
bacterial interference
bacterial meningitides
bacterial meningitis
bacterial outer membrane proteins
bacterial peliosis
bacterial pericarditis
bacterial physiology
bacterial plaque (current term)
bacterial pneumonia
bacterial proteins
bacterial toxin
bacterial toxins
bacterial transformation
bacterial translocation
bacterial transposition
bacterial typing techniques
bacterial vaccines
bacterial vegetations
bacterial virus
bacterial wilt disease

Literary usage of Bacterial plaque

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1. Mouth Hygiene: A Text-book for Dental Hygienists by Alfred Civilion Fones (1921)
"The bacterial plaque is very important in many ways. In the first place, it represents the first step in the process of that disintegration of tooth ..."

2. The Practice of Dentistry: A Practical Treatise Upon the Generalpractice of by Leo Greenbaum, Max Greenbaum (1912)
"... of the Chairman of the Committee of Scientific Research of the New York State Dental Society states that the bacterial plaque is not composed of ..."

3. Modern Dentistry by Joseph Head (1917)
"Unquestionably, the acid set free from the bottom of a bacterial plaque adherent to the enamel may be acid of any strength, possibly chemically pure, ..."

4. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"... however, that brushing and flossing can prevent the development and progression of periodontal disease by removing bacterial plaque deposits.25"*7 Their ..."

5. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"Dogs given a soft diet accumulate and develop more bacterial plaque and gingivitis than dogs given a hard diet (Egel- berg, ..."

6. The Journal of the Allied Societies by Allied Societies (U.S.) (1912)
"Kirk (39) has investigated the possible mucinous origin of the " bacterial plaque " and has reported the precipitation of mucin in a single plaque in a ..."

7. The Care of the Teeth by Charles Albert Brackett (1915)
"This analogy between the moss on the rock and the bacterial plaque on the tooth should be studied a little further. ..."

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