Flashcards in Chapter 6 - Plaque control Deck (13):
what are the sites where caries most commonly occurs?
facial and lingual surfaces (smooth surfaces)
what prevents tooth decay?
(toothbrushing with fluoridate toothpaste)
brushing 2X per day with fluoridate toothpaste is more effective than once per day for lowering caries
plaque removal every other day is not sufficient to prevent gingivitis
F - it is sufficient
when does brushing provide long-term fluoride benefits?
T/F amount of fluoride toothpaste does not matter
high concentrations of fluoride are more effective
volume of water and vigor of rinsing both affect caries experience
patients should rinse often
F - rinse minimally
T/F early commencement of brushing correlates with lower caries experience
T/F manual tooth brushing is just as good for reducing plaque and gingivitis as powered toothbrushes with rotating oscillation action
F - powered toothbrushes are better
oral hygiene measures like flossing are more important for prevention of decay.
oral hygiene measures like flossing are more important for periodontal health
fluoride is highly effective against caries
There is no agent more effective than fluoride
Rinses are effective against subgingival problems like periodontitis
This is because rinses enter the sulcus.
F - they are not effective
F - they do not enter the sulcus
side effects of chlorhexidine rinse use?