What is oral plaque?

Answer Plaque is film that forms on teeth that consists of bacteria, sugars, proteins and fatty substances. The bacteria make acids that erode tooth enamel and cause cavities.Where It FormsPlaque can deve... Read More »

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What is the difference between oral candidosis and oral candidiasis?

Both are fungal infections of the oral cavity, the only difference lies within regional differences in spelling. "Candidosis" is more commonly used in the UK and Europe, whereas "candidiasis" is us... Read More »

Oral thrush after oral sex, antibiotics HIV?

While the first answerer was not completely right (there is a chance of getting HIV from oral sex) it is highly unlikely. If you do have oral thrush, you should not be giving oral sex. Oral thrus... Read More »

Are glass oral thermometers more accurate than digital oral thermometers?

On One Hand: Digital is recommends using digital thermometers based on the fact that they are "inexpensive, widely available, and are the most accurate way to mea... Read More »

What is plaque in the arteries?

Arterial plaque forms along artery walls and is composed of various substances, such as fat, cholesterol and calcium. Plaque build-up can make arteries narrower and slow down blood flow or block it... Read More »