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    From several years the challenge of dental plaque control has been accepted by the scientist worldwide. An efficient therapeutic strategy for dental plaque control and periodontal disease has not been established yet. Removing plaque has been carried out as the treatment for periodontal disease. In spite of this treatment, however, plaque development recurs. The currently available anti-plaque products are mostly antimicrobial compounds. Long-time therapy with antibiotics, however, may cause the appearance of resistant bacteria. Similarly the control of dental plaque risk factors has been considered to be very important in prevention of the dental diseases. Thus it indicates the necessity of understanding the scenario of risk factors within…

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    immediately after eruption for professional cleaning. The bacteria within the oral cavity begin to stick to the acquired pellicle and form plaque. Plaque is a sticky…

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    Dental Caries: The big culprit Dental caries is a dental terminology which can be otherwise called tooth decay. The tooth is the hardest structure is our human body and is made up of organic and inorganic contents It is approximately 45% inorganic material (mainly hydroxyapatite), 33% organic material (mainly collagen) and 22% water. Dental caries is a complex procedure that involves the combined action of bacterial toxins in an acidic environment that causes loss from the tooth structure. The…

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    Introduction Orthodontic treatment has been a very popular option used in restoring both function and esthics. A high surge of these treatments has been increased 100% in fold since 1982 [ortho1]. Most orthodontic patients that seek treatment have been between the ages 6-18 years, estimated to be four million, whereas one million adult patients seek orthodontic treatments in North America [ortho1]. There is an estimated 17-43% of objective juvenile patients in need of orthodontic treatment…

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    Zachary Gray Professor Mary Downing English 112 September 15, 2016 Periodontal Disease, Treatment, and Prevention Americans are living longer and faced with many different diseases that affect all areas of their body. The oral cavity includes the maxillary and mandibular teeth along with the tongue and surrounding gingival tissues and plays a primary role in the first step of the digestive process. With the addition of fluoride to toothpaste and municipal drinking water the incidence of…

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    2008). It is the most common nosocomial infection in mechanically ventilated patients and is a preventable secondary consequence of intubation and mechanical ventilation (Barclay & Vega, 2005), so its development and prevention is a concern. Oral health is influenced by dental plaque, the oral microbial flora, and oral immunity (Munro et al, 2004). Dental plaque is a biofilm found on tooth surfaces that provides a microhabitat for microorganisms (Munro et al, 2004). Microbial flora is a…

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    through the gum line as a matured tooth. As a result, the gap provides an entry point for bacteria to develop from plaque caused by trapped food. Swelling may occur and may cause infections to the surrounding areas of the face and neck. Periocoronitis differs from periodontitis or gum disease because it only attacks the area around the partial tooth…

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    and their oral health in particular. Researches show that respiratory pathogens reside in dental plaque (Russell, Boylan, Kaslick, Scannapieco, & Katz, 1999; Scannapieco, Stewart, & Mylotte, 1992), which is implicated in aspiration pneumonia (Kuyama, Sun, & Yamamoto, 2010). Aspiration pneumonia (AP) is defined as pneumonia resulting from aspiration of oropharyngeal contents (such as dental plaque mixed with saliva) into the lower respiratory…

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    The American Academy of periodontology has recently claimed that half of Americans have periodontal disease. If you have recently been told that you have this disease, know that you are not alone. Half of America might have this disease, but its present at different stages. while Many Dental professionals are concerned about such high rates of this disease, they are very intrigued by and the lack of treatment among some age groups. Many of those professionals are taking it upon themselves to…

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    Dental plaque is a diverse microbial community that forms on the surface of your teeth and is embedded in a matrix of polymers that originates from bacteria and saliva. Plaque develops when foods that contain carbohydrates, such as sugars and starches, are frequently left on your teeth. When you eat or drink foods such as milk, soft drinks, raisins, desserts, or candy, these foods can combine with the natural bacteria in your mouth and create an acid. This acid then combines with saliva and…

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