Translation of plaque in Spanish:

plaque

Pronunciation: /plæk/

n

  • 2 uncountable/no numerable [Dentistry/Odontología] sarro (m), placa (f) (dental)
    More example sentences
    • Pericoronitis - an infection of the soft tissue surrounding the tooth, caused by a build of plaque (a sticky white substance that contains bacteria).
    • Salivary bicarbonate can help protect teeth against attack from acids produced by bacteria in dental plaque.
    • Tooth decay is caused by the bacteria in dental plaque breaking down sugar in the foods and drinks that you eat and drink.

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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.