Knowledge base - basic terminology

Plaque, also referred to as bacterial layer, is a soft, white coating that forms when the bacteria in your mouth combine with food debris and saliva. Bacteria found in the plaque form on the teeth so-called "microbial colonies".

The plate is professionally named biofilm. It is the basic subject of scientific research in the field of oral health.

The plaque is constantly formed throughout the day - especially in the interdental spaces and along the gum line, where it is difficult to reach with a toothbrush.

When the plaque builds up, bacteria can lead to tooth decay (this phenomena results in the appearance of cavities that will require a seal) and gum disease. Plaque becomes dangerous the longer it will grow. According to statistics, in our country about 60% of population requires removal of tartar building up on teeth, and 15% of patients have excess of plaque. The amount of dental plaque can be reduced by regular hygiene procedures, thanks to which we will keep teeth and gums in good condition longer.


See also: Tartar Gum diseases Periodontitis Symptoms of periodontitis Enamel Tooth decay Impact of a diet on dental health