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A dentrifice is a substance applied with a toothbrush or other applicator for? (4)
- removal of biofilm, stain, soft deposits
- gingival and tooth sufaces
application of theraputic agents
superficial cosmetic effects
What two agents prevent the attachment of bacteria to a tooth surface?
Triclosan combined with_____and____ increases substantivity
Polyvinynlmethoxyethylene, maleic acid
T/F triclosan is a secondary agent that has shown efficacy in reducing gingival inflammation.
False: it is a primary agent! #1
T/F Fluoride decreases remineralization
False: Fluoride enhances remineralization
What is the most common agent used to reduce dentin hypersensitivity?
5% potassium nitrate
Tarter control dentrifices (supragingival) contain fluoride plus? (4)
- pyrophosphate salts
- Zinc salts
- Sodium hexametaphosphate
The ability of an agent to bind to the pellicle, tooth surface, and soft tissue and be released over an extended period of time with the retention of its potency.
To achieve cosmetic results from a dentrifice there has to be________ removal of the stained biofilm and delivery of a ________agent.
most toothpastes contain all of these EXCEPT one:
F. theraputic agent
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