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27.02.2013azabu tokyo DC Blog



Hello. This is Fukuda, the dental hygienist at Azabu Tokyo Dental Clinic. This time I would like to tell you about dental plaque.


Plaque is essentially a dental biofilm that is composed of hundreds of different kinds of bacteria.

Generally speaking, there are around ten billion bacteria in 1g of dental plaque.

About 700 species of bacteria, including normal bacteria flora, are in our mouths. Some bacteria feed on what we eat, and they are what produce the dental plaque. This plaque causes tooth decay, periodontal disease and bad breath.


It is possible to remove plaque by brushing teeth. On top of brushing, making good use of floss and brush-picks are also quite effective in removing plaque and making teeth smooth. We always support you in removing plaque build-up and in maintaining your healthy teeth.


Have a nice day!




Aiko Fukuda, Dental Hygienist

Tooth Whitening Coordinator, Japan Academy of Esthetic Dentistry

Member, Japan Society of Periodontology

Azabu Tokyo Dental Clinic

Preventive, Implant, and Esthetic Dentistry

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