Dental Materials Keywords

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Dental Materials Keywords
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2011-02-10 21:02:43
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  1. chemicals, devices, or procedures that reduce or eliminate disease or tooth destruction in the oral cavity
    prevention/preventive aids
  2. naturally occurring mineral that helps to protect tooth structure from dental caries
    fluoride
  3. enamel condition caused by consumption of excessive levels of fluoride
    fluorosis
  4. action that removes mineral from the tooth, usually caused by acids
    demineralization
  5. a disease process where bacteria in plaque metabolize carbs and produce acids that remove mineral from teeth and permit bacteria to invade the tooth to further damage
    dental caries
  6. tooth mineral that results when fluoride is incorporated into the tooth
    fluorapetite
  7. substances or microorganisms that promote dental caries
    cariogenic
  8. liquid used to rinse the oral cavity to reduce or suppress bacteria associated with dental caries or perio diease
    antibacterial mouth rinse
  9. property of a material to have a prolonged therapeutic effect after its initial use
    substantivity
  10. available in retail or drug stores without a dr's prescription
    OTC
  11. a protective resin that is bonded to enamel to protect pits and fissures from dental cires
    sealant
  12. a chemical that seals open dentinal tubules in order to reduce tooth sensitivity to air, sweets, and temp changes
    desensitizing agent
  13. a hard or pliable material that protects teeth from trauma during sports activities or as the result of teeth grinding
    mouth guard
  14. made specifically to fit one individual
    custom-made
  15. a cosmetic process that uses chemicals to remove discolorations from teeth or lighten them
    bleaching
  16. stains occurring on the tooth surface
    extrinsic stains
  17. stains incorporated into the tooth structure, usually during tooth development
    intrinsic stains

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