Plaque control is the regular removal of microbial plaque and the prevention of its accumulation on the teeth and adjacent gingival surfaces.
Microbial plaque is the major cause of periodontal diseases.
Patient cooperation in daily plaque removal is critical to long-term success of all periodontal treatment.
Plaque formation begins on the surfaces between teeth where the toothbrush does not reach.
Masses of plaque first develop in the molar and premolar areas, followed by the proximal surfaces of the anterior teeth and the facial surfaces of the molars and premolars.
Patients consistently leave more plaque on the posterior teeth than the anterior teeth, with surfaces between teeth retaining the highest amounts of plaque.
Plaque control measures:
Proper oral hygiene practices control periodontal disease.
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