bacteria in mouth, plaque

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bacteria in mouth, plaque

Post by physgirl » Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:24 pm

So out of cocci, bacilli, and spirilla, which type(s) is/are present in the mouth as part of plaque? Is there a reason for the differences in the amounts present or why some aren't present at all in the mouth?

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Post by victor » Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:57 am

You have to remember that inside the mouth, there's saliva which contains lysozyme.... :)
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Post by lara » Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:57 am

still u get bad breath............

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Post by badbreath » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:09 pm

Anaerobic bacteria cause the bad breath.

You should be brushing after every meal, roughly three times per day for at least two minutes at a time. You should be using floss after every meal, and use mouthwash and a tongue scraper at least twice each day. Pay attention to what kinds of foods that you are eating. Also, do you have problems with dry mouth? Dry mouth and post nasal drip can cause bad breath, so keep hydrated and try nasal spray/drops. Have regular dental checkups (roughly once every six months) to ensure that you do not have cavities or gum disease. Also, you should go to the doctor if it is a concern for you, since underlying health conditions like diabetes can cause bad breath.

You might want to avoid gum and mints that contain sugar because sugar actually FEEDS the bad breath-causing bacteria!

You can also try natural cures such as baking soda, green cardamom, parsley/mint garnishes, brussel sprouts, and green tea. These help deodorize the halitosis.
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