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A mixture of Sodium bicarbonate, Tartaric acid and Citric acid crystals is an example of what type of powder mixture?
What was the example of an effervescent salt given in class?
- Sodium bicarbonate
- Tartaric acid
- Citric Acid crystals
What must happen to make an effervescent salt effervesce?
You must add water
What characteristics should be present in a dusting powder?
- Free from irritation
- Free flowing
- Uniform spreading and covering capabilities
- Good adsorb and absorption
What are powders that are used to clean teeth called?
What is a dentifrice?
A powder used to clean teeth
What should be incorporated into a dentifrice to impart cleaning properties?
- Small quantity abrasives
What type of powder contains small amounts of abrasives and detergents?
What are examples (as given in class) of abrasives used for Dentifrices?
- Calcium Carbonate
- Dibasic calcium phosphate
Why would you used Calcium carbonate or Dibasic calcium phosphate in a dentifrice?
What are Insufflations?
Finely divided powders that are intended for use in body cavities (tooth sockets, ears, nose and throat)
What is the term for a finely divided powder that is used for application to body cavities, like tooth sockets, ears, nose and throat?
What are examples (as given in class) of powder aerosols?
Antiperspirants and Deodorants are examples of what type of powder?
How can powders be used as an aerosol?
In pressurized push button containers
What is Nystatin Topical powder used for?
Treatment of mycotic infections
What is Polymixin B Sulfate and Bacitracin Zinc topical powder used for?
What is Ampicillin soluble powder used for?