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Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate plaque formation on natural tooth surfaces by a replica technique, which offers investigation of oral hard tissue surfaces by scanning electron microscopy. This method is recommended in cases where direct investigation is impossible such as when non- extracted teeth are investigated or when extracted teeth are expected to be influenced by the dehydration and drying process. The representative photographs demonstrate the accumulation of plaque in two days.

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