Coloración de la placa dental

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Coloración de la placa dental

La placa es la causa principal de la caries dental y de la enfermedad de las encías o gingivitis. Por esto es importante cepillarse y usar el hilo dental de forma adecuada. La forma de evaluar el cepillado adecuado es usar tabletas reveladoras de placa. Después de masticar una tableta y enjuagar la boca, las áreas coloreadas de rosado en los dientes identifican las áreas que contienen placa. Si no se remueve la placa, se puede presentar gingivitis o caries dental.

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  • Last Reviewed on 02/22/2012
  • Paul Fotek, DMD, Florida Institute for Periodontics & Dental lmplants, West Palm Beach, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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