Dental plaque

Created By : 03-Oct-2013 Written By: Oral Experts Published In: The Science of Bad Breath Hits: 3322 Comment: 0
Dental plaque

The human tooth is the only part of the body that does not contain some type of regulating system that sheds unnecessary or dead surfaces. As a result, vast colonies of microorganisms tenaciously adhere to each tooth's exterior, consuming mouth debris, reproducing and continuously adding to this biofilm. Although this dental plaque film is thought to be a part of an oral defense mechanism that is intended to prevent seriously pathogenic bacteria from rapidly destroying tooth enamel, plaque will cause dental and gum disease as well as bad breath when low pH levels and chronic dryness exist within the mouth. Poor oral hygiene also exacerbates the problem of dental plague.