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preventive dentistry exam 3
dentifrices and mouth rinses are the major products for routinely administering effective cosmetic and ____ agents in the mouth.
complex, comes in many forms, most common, but prevent tartar and cariese, to whiten teeth, eliminate hypersensitivity, and reduce plaque and gingivitis.
two categories of mouth rinises
essential oils, and chlorhexidine
used 5 to 20 minutes a day, lasts longer then dentifrices and mouthrinses, and stimulates salivary flow.
mixtures used on the tooth in conjunction with a toothbrush
stains that occur on the surface of the teeth that can be removed
stains that can not be removed
the degree of dentifrice abrasiveness depends on:
the inherent hardness of the abrasive.
size of the abrasive particle.
shape of the particle.
this is economical and a very effective abrasive, although it can limit the amount of flouridr in toothpaste.
responsible for the teeth feeling clean and white
mechanically clean the tooth and not react with other ingredients
added to toothpastes to maintain the moisture and help maintain the consistency