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Dental Oral health

POS 904/918

caries the infectious disease process of tooth decay
fluoride mineral used in dental products to make teeth more resistant to decay
incipient tooth decay that is beginning to form or become apparent
plaque soft deposit on teeth that consists of bacteria and bacterial by products
systemic fluoride fluoride that is ingested and then circulated throughout the body
topical fluoride fluoride that is applied directly to the tooth
calculus calcium and phosphate salts in saliva that become mineralized and adhere to tooth surfaces
subgingival referring to the area below the gingiva
supragingival referring to the area above the gingiva
cariogenic producing or promoting tooth decay
Created by: mdeose1