Dental plaque is a biofilm or mass of bacteria that grows on surfaces within the mouth. It appears as a white or pale yellow "slime layer", that is commonly found between the teeth and along the cervical margins.
Dental plaques: Do’s and Do not’s
Plaque is a sticky layer of material containing bacteria that accumulates on teeth. Many of the foods we eat cause the bacteria in our mouth to produce acids. Sugary foods are obvious sources of plaque, but there are others that you might not realize can cause harm.
The best way to remove plaque is by brushing and cleaning between your teeth every day. Brushing removes plaque from the tooth surfaces. Brush your teeth twice per day with a soft-bristled brush. The size and shape of your toothbrush should fit your mouth and allow you to reach all areas easily. Use an antimicrobial toothpaste containing fluoride, which helps protect your teeth from decay. Cleaning between the teeth once a day with floss or interdental cleaners to remove plaque can also work, where the toothbrush can't reach. Flossing is essential to prevent gum disease.
Our special issue based on Oral Biofilm and Oral Surgery
And keeping this in mind Journal of Oral Hygiene and Health is working on special issue based on “Oral Surgery” and “Oral Biofilm (periodontal diseases)” and invite all quality authors to make submission towards it till 30th of March 2016.
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