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t/f the speeds of a power tb cannot be mimicked with manual tb
true-unless you can move at the speed of light then you might be faster...and I definitely want to be your friend, teach me your ways!
who are power tb good for? 6
- ortho pt
- physical disabilites
- prostho/dental implants
- aggressive brusher
what is the power source for a power tb? 3
- electrical outlet
- replaceable/disposable batteries
- rechargeable batteries
what are six problem areas for tb?
- facially/lingually inclined teeth
- overlapped teeth
- exposed root surfaces
- exposed furcation
- right/left handed brushers
- distal surfaces of posterior teeth
what alternative bioflim removal would you use on a baby, person with disabilities or dentures?
what is an alternative biofilm removal if toothbrush, sink and water are unavailable
what is a good method for alternative biofilm removal for infants and small children?
give them a tb to chew on
what is NUG?/
necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
what kind of tb should be used for NUG?
soft tb careful brushing
what causes scuffed epithelial surfaces?
brushed too hard (abrasion)
how do punctate lesions appear?
what is the appearance of acute alterations?
- scuffed epithelial surface
- punctate lesions
- diffuse redness/ worn down attached gingiva
what are the causes of acute alterations?
- horizontal or vertical scrubbing
- excessive pressure
- abrasive dentifrice
- frayed tb
what are chronic alterations?
brushing all the time too hard
what is the appearance of the gingiva for chronic alterations
- rolled bulbous hard firm marginal gingiva
- gingival cleft
where does chronic alterations appear the most?
- facial gingiva
- inversely related to right or left handed pt
how do you remedy gingival recession?
soft tb and correct techniques
what are 5 causes of dental abrasion?
- mechanical habits
- abrasive dentifrice
- horizontal brushing
- tooth prominence
- filament ends not rounded
what are three remedies for dental abrasion?
- discuss w/pt brushing habits and educate on change
- change tb method
- milder dentifrice/smaller amount
t/f bacteremia is increased after scaling with pt with perio
can toothbrushing and scaling cause increase in bacteremia?
how often should a tb be replaced?
t/f a tb should be stored in a closed air tight container to keep bacteria from landing on tb
false-store in open air
what are the effects of tongue cleaning?
- overall mouth cleanliness
what are two causes of debris retention on the tongue
- surface papillae
- fissured tongue
What would you like to do?
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