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plaque control


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The methods by which bacterial dental plaque is either removed or its formation inhibited. Control may be by supragingival or subgingival delivery systems. Control of the supragingival environment has a beneficial effect on the subgingival. Plaque control may also be either mechanical or chemical.

Delivery systems for plaque control agents

Supragingival

Subgingival

Local Delivery

Local Delivery

Systemic Delivery

Mouthrinse

Irrigator

Capsules/tablets

Dentifrice

*Fibres

Low-dose antimicrobials

Gel

*Gel

Irrigator

*Acrylic strip

Floss (medicated)

Chewing gum

Lozenges

(sustained release)

Subjects: Dentistry.


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