Chlorhexidine in the Control of Dental Plaque

  • J. L. Honigman
Part of the Chemotherapy book series (CT, volume 3)


The establishment of bacterial plaque is essential for the development of dental caries and periodontal disease. The plaque which precedes caries forms by the adhesion of bacteria to the tooth pellicle which is further modified by other constituents in the buccal cavity derived from salivary secretions and food. A similar type of plaque precedes gingivitis which becomes increasingly important as a reason for tooth loss with age.


Periodontal Disease Dental Caries Tooth Surface Dental Plaque Quaternary Ammonium Compound 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. Honigman
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  1. 1.Pharmaceuticals DivisionImperial Chemical Industries LimitedMacclesfield, CheshireUK

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