ORAL HEALTH: Dental plaque and Caries - Plaque formation and it's role in causing dental caries


Dental caries is a microbial disease of the calcified tissues of the tooth, characterised by demineralization of the inorganic portion and dissolution of the organic portion of the tooth. 



It is a dynamic process where the balance between mineralization and demineralization tilts in favour of demineralization . A significant factor influencing the formation of dental caries is “dental plaque”.