Asked by: Antoniya Emchenkoasked in category: General Last Updated: 17th March, 2020
What is plaque formation?
Consequently, how is plaque formed?
Everyone develops plaque because bacteria are constantly forming in our mouths. These bacteria use ingredients found in our diet and saliva to grow. Plaque causes cavities when the acids from plaque attack teeth after eating. With repeated acid attacks, the tooth enamel can break down and a cavity may form.
Subsequently, question is, how do you explain dental plaque to a patient? Dental plaque is a sticky, colorless or pale yellow film that is constantly forming on your teeth. When saliva, food and fluids combine, plaque - which contains bacteria - forms between your teeth and along the gum line.
Also Know, what are plaques for?
Plaque is a soft, sticky film that builds up on your teeth and contains millions of bacteria. The bacteria in plaque cause tooth decay and gum disease if they are not removed regularly through brushing and flossing. This is called gingivitis, an early stage of gum (periodontal) disease.
What is Fibrocalcific plaque?
Fibrocalcific plaques are mainly fibrous plaques that are dense in calcium (>10% of confluent plaque volume) and some have a small amount of confluent necrotic core (<10% of the plaque volume).