Plaque, Cavities and Strep Bacteria

Saliva leaves deposits on your teeth, called a pellicle layer.  Certain bacteria in the mouth will stick to the pellicle and form colonies.  This is how dental plaque forms, and plaque is the most widely recognized precursor to oral disease. 80% of bacteria that colonize dental plaque are cocci, such as Streptococcus sanguinis and Streptococcus …

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