An invisible, sticky film of bacteria that forms on the teeth, especially near the gum line.
Bacterial cells encased in a matrix of extracellular polymers and salivary products, found on the teeth.
An invisible, sticky film composed of bacteria, food, and saliva that forms on teeth and contributes to tooth decay.
a film of mucus and bacteria deposited on the teeth that encourages the development of dental caries
Consists of bacterial cells encased in a matrix of extracellular polymers and saivary products that adhere to the teeth.
A film or deposit of bacteria and other material on the surface of a tooth that may lead to tooth decay or periodontal disease.
Soft bacterial deposit left on teeth, can be removed by good brushing.
a film of mucus and bacteria which collects around and between teeth. It is the major cause of tooth decay and gum disease (gingivitis).
A sticky substance which forms on the teeth. It is composed of mucoidal secretions containing bacteria and their products, dead tissue cells, and debris. This substance is toxic and considered to be important in the initiation and progression of gingivitis (gum inflammation) and destructive periodontal disease.
Dental plaque is a biofilm (usually of a pale yellow to white color) that builds up on the teeth. If not removed regularly, it can lead to dental cavities (caries) or periodontal problems (such as gingivitis).