Dental Plaque

A film that attaches to teeth, often causing DENTAL CARIES and GINGIVITIS. It is composed of MUCINS, secreted from salivary glands, and microorganisms.
Also Known As:
Plaque, Dental
Networked: 1946 relevant articles (82 outcomes, 312 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Gingivitis
2. Dental Caries (White Spot)
3. Inflammation
4. Hemorrhage
5. Periodontitis


1. Xu, Hockin H K: 11 articles (09/2015 - 07/2012)
2. Cury, J A: 11 articles (01/2012 - 01/2000)
3. DeVizio, William: 11 articles (07/2011 - 01/2002)
4. Weir, Michael D: 10 articles (09/2015 - 07/2012)
5. Gupta, Devanand: 8 articles (07/2015 - 03/2014)
6. Scannapieco, Frank A: 8 articles (07/2015 - 10/2006)
7. Cheng, Lei: 8 articles (08/2013 - 07/2012)
8. ten Cate, J M: 8 articles (01/2013 - 02/2000)
9. Gupta, Rajendra Kumar: 7 articles (07/2015 - 03/2014)
10. Burne, R A: 7 articles (02/2014 - 12/2000)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Dental Plaque:
1. ChlorhexidineIBA
2. Triclosan (pHisoHex)FDA Link
3. FluoridesIBA
4. Dentifrices (Dentifrice)IBA
5. cytidylyl-(3'-5')-cytidine (CpC)IBA
6. Cetylpyridinium (Cetylpyridinium Chloride)IBA
7. ToothpastesIBA
8. MouthwashesIBA
9. Chewing Gum (Chewing Gums)IBA
10. Sodium Fluoride (Ossin)FDA Link

Therapies and Procedures

1. Oral Hygiene (Dental Hygiene)
2. Toothbrushing
3. Home Care Dental Devices (Dental Floss)
4. Dental Care
01/01/1998 - "The objective of this study is to determine the presence of Helicobacter pylori in the dental plaque of healthy Saudis and its relation to dental care. "
11/01/2012 - "The present study tested the hypotheses that: (a) a dental intervention designed to promote dental care competence in an autonomy-supportive way, relative to standard care, would positively predict perceived clinician autonomy support and patient autonomous motivation for the project, increases in autonomous motivation for dental home care, perceived dental competence, and dental behaviors, and decreases in both dental plaque and gingivitis over 5.5 months; and (b) the self-determination theory process model with the intervention and individual differences in autonomy orientation positively predicting project autonomous motivation and increases in perceived dental competence, both of which would be associated with increases in dental behavior, which would, in turn, lead to decreased plaque and gingivitis. "
01/01/2013 - "We found associations between dental caries in the primary dentition and dental plaque, brushing teeth at least once a day, and having received preventive dental care. "
11/01/2012 - "Considering the very large effects on reductions in dental plaque and gingivitis, promoting dental care competence in an autonomy-supportive way, relative to standard care, has important practical implications for dental treatment, home care, and health."
10/01/2006 - "Dental plaque was found to have the highest density of Candida colonization, and was thus found to be the most significant source of Candida infection, which emphasizes the role of dental care in these patients."
5. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)