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Dental Plaque

Dental Plaque

Dental plaque is a film of bacteria adhering on the tooth surfaces and it is developed continuously

Common areas where dental plaque accumulates:

Photograph of dental plaque on tooth surface.
Dental plaque on tooth surfaces

Photograph of dental plaque under microscope.
Dental plaque under microscope

Consequences of dental plaque accumulation

The accumulation of dental plaque causes oral diseases such as tooth decay and gum disease; therefore, we have to remove the dental plaque thoroughly every day.

Last revision date: 18 January 2012