What Is Dental Plaque? - Definition, Causes & Removal


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What is responsible for the accumulation of dental plaque on the surface of teeth?

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1. Which is one way to properly remove dental plaque?

2. How long before dental plaque begins to harden on the tooth?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of how dental plaque forms on teeth and how to get rid of it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • Organism responsible for accumulation of dental plaque
  • Proper way to remove dental plaque
  • Time it takes for dental plaque to harden on tooth
  • Possible result(s) of too much dental plaque
  • Process of bacteria converting sugars to acids in the mouth

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related dental plaque lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the causes of dental plaque
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the ways plaque can be removed from teeth

Additional Learning

To learn more about dental plaque, review the lesson titled What Is Dental Plaque? - Definition, Causes & Removal. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what dental plaque is and what happens when it hardens on teeth
  • Review the effects of dental plaque build-up
  • Understand how an individual can get rid of dental plaque