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Ch 15 Preventive

Preventive Dentistry

coloring agent that makes plaque visable when applied to teeth disclosing agent
coating that covers the occlusal pits and fissures of teeth dental sealant
artificial tooth that replaces a missing natural tooth pontic
program of patient education, use of fluorides,application of dental sealants, proper nutrition, and plaque control preventive dentistry
fluoride that is ingested and then circulated throughout the body systemic fluoride
fluoride that is applied directly to the tooth topical fluoride
to help people of all ages attain optimal oral health throughout their lives the goal of dentistry
as a dental assistant your role in prevention is to help patients understand what causes dental disease, how to prevent it and to motivate your patients
what 5 things play a big role in a comprehensive preventive dentistry program nutrition, patient education,plaque control,fluoride therapy and sealants
what can increase the risk of giving birth to a preterm, low birth weight baby untreated tooth and periodontal disease
disclosing agents are available in what form tablet or liquid
another term for toothpaste dentifrice
after using disclosing solution, what does plaque look like dark pink in color
what should pregnant women ask their dentist about using to help reduce the bacteria in their mouth that cause tooth decay antibacterial mouth rinse ,and chewing gum or mints that contain xylitol
to avoid spreading bacteria that causes caries, the parent should not do what put anything into the baby's mouth that has been in his or her own mouth
childhood caries is also known as what baby bottle tooth decay
why are sealants used to protect difficult to clean occlusal surfaces of the teeth from the bacteria that cause decay
since the 1950's what has been the primary weapon to combat dental caries fluoride
what are considered to be the most important ways that fluoride controls the caries process slowing demineralization and enhancing remineralization
systemic fluoride is ingested in water,food,beverages or supplements
chronic over exposure to fluoride, even at low concentrations can result in fluorosis
what allows the dentist to more accurately select the appropriate fluoride therapy "fluoride needs assesment"
The major effect of water fluridation are received how topically
what is the safe and recommended concentration of fluoride in drinking water 1 ppm ( part per million)
1 PPM is equivalent to one drop of fluoride in a bathtub of water
the dentist may prescribe fluoride supplements for what age group 6 months to 16 years
what is considered the primary source of topical fluoride toothpaste containing fluoride
over the counter non prescription rinses generally contain what 0.05 % sodium fluoride
Prescription rinses generally contain what 0.63 % stannous fluoride or 0.2% sodium fluoride
fluoride mouth rinses are most effectinve when used after brusing and flssing
how long after a patient uses fluoride should you instruct them to not eat or drink 30 minutes
Dental caries can not occur with out what dietary sugars
what sugar is more cariogenic ( caries causing ) sucrose
which sugars other than sucrose also have high cariogenic abilities maltose, lactose, glucose,and fructose
The chance that dental decay will occur increases dramatically when you add sugar to what flour and starches
sugar substitutes available are saccharine ( sweet N Low ) aspartame ( NutraSweet and Equal ) sorbitol,xylitol,and mannitol
what is the belief regarding the use of xylitol as a sweetener bacteria cannot use xylitol to produce acid and that it may inhibit the growth of streptococcus mutans.
wher is xylitol derived from birch trees, corn cobs,oats, bananas, and some mushrooms
in regular sodas all the calories come from what sugar
each acid attack from drinking soda lasts how long 20 minutes
the goal of plaque removal is to thorougly remove it how often once a day
how long does it take for plaque to for again after being thoroughly removed 24 hours
what are the two basic types of tooth brushes manual and automatic
in general when recommending a tooth brush what do dental professionals recommend soft bristled brushes
whey in general do dental professionals recommend the type of toothbrush they recommend because the bristles are gentler to the soft tissues and to any exposed cementum or dentin they also adapt to the contours of the tooth.
what are the 5 tooth brushing methods bass, modified bass, modified stillman's, charters'and fones' methods
which toothbrushing method is the most frequently recommended modified bass
what kind of damage can be caused over time by vigourously scrubbing the teeth with ANY toothbrush abrasion
when should you instruct your patient to floss before toothbrushing
what is an interdental aid special device used to clean in between the teeth
what kind of aid would you recommend that a patient should use to clean areas affected by orthodontic appliances, fixed bridges and space maintainers and proximal tooth surfaces next to open embrasures end - tuft brushes
how do you use a bridge threader a piece of dental floss is looped through the circular part of the threader, then the straight part of the threader is slipped under the pontic, and the floss is pulled through ( just like threading a needle )
what is the active ingredient in a desensitizing toothpaste potassium nitrate
what do oral irrigation devices help to do reduce baterial levels in subgingival and interproximal areas
Created by: cynthia.fryer