Dental plaque

Dental plaque

In our teeth microorganisms are deposited naturally and form a plaque, called bacterial or dental. The dental plaque is not possible to observe a simple sight but it is necessary a technique to detect it clearly.

 

Its elimination is important, as otherwise the bacteria found in it can cause dental problems (for example, in gums or known caries). If the bacteria are plaque in our body can be generated infectious diseases, both acute and chronic. Apart from the problems related to oral health and its consequences, the bacterial plaque on occasions an unsightly aspect to the denture, the teeth lose their natural coloration and yellow.

 

Main causes

 

Dental plaque is caused mainly by incorrect feeding, especially by eating acidic foods or sugary products that produce the characteristic tartar in the teeth. In this sense, coffee and tobacco are also one of the causes of dental plaque. On the other hand, this bacterial layer is related to poor oral hygiene.


Dr. Armellini received her dental degree from the Central University of Venezuela. She received an MBA from the University of Michigan and embarked on a clinical fellowship in Implantology Prosthodontics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

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