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DA module G ch59

Terms for exam

preventive dentistryAnswer
preventive dentistry program of patient education, use of fluorides, application of sealants,proper nutrition and plaque control
Fluoride a mineral that strengthens tooth structure and makes teeth more resistant to dental decay
dentrifrice toothpaste
plaque soft film on teeth that consists of bacteria and bacterial by products
calculus calcium and phosphate salts in saliva
fluoride varnish a topical fluoride that is painted on teeth
bridge threader used to pass dental floss under a fixed bridge and around ortho appliances
oral irrigators device that flushes water to better clean around dental implants, ortho appliances
Systemic fluorides fluorides that are ingested and then circulated throughout the body foods, water
hygienist licensed oral health care professional who provides preventive, therapeutic and educational services
disclosing agent coloring agent that makes plaque visible when applied to teeth
topical fluoride fluorides that are applied directly to the tooth
Fluorosis staining and pitting of teeth due to too much fluoride
xylitol ingredient in chewing gum that has an antibacterial effect against decay-causing bacteria
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