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Preventive Dentistry


Plaque sticky, bacterial mass that accumulates and grows on the surface of teeth and is responsible for causing tooth decay and periodontal disease
Fluoride mineral substance that when ingested or applied topically bonds with tooth enamel making teeth decay resistant
Homecare diligent, daily removal of plaque via tooth brushing and flossing
Calculus hard, barnacle-like deposit on teeth
Adult prophylaxis professional cleaning of teeth to remove all accumlated plaque, calculus, and stains
Coronal polish only the polishing of teeth to remove plaque and stains
Scaling process of removing hard deposits from teeth by scraping
Floss thread-like material used to remove plaque from proximal tooth surfaces
Bass technique recommended method of tooth brushing in which a soft toothbrush is held at an angle in the sulcus to remove plaque
Created by: vjardine