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1

what are the sites where caries most commonly occurs?

fissures
proximal surfaces
facial and lingual surfaces (smooth surfaces)

2

what prevents tooth decay?

FLUORIDE
(toothbrushing with fluoridate toothpaste)

3

T/F
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

T
F - it is sufficient

4

when does brushing provide long-term fluoride benefits?

before bed

5

T/F amount of fluoride toothpaste does not matter
high concentrations of fluoride are more effective

T
T

6

T/F
volume of water and vigor of rinsing both affect caries experience
patients should rinse often

T
F - rinse minimally

7

T/F early commencement of brushing correlates with lower caries experience

T

8

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

9

T/F
oral hygiene measures like flossing are more important for prevention of decay.
oral hygiene measures like flossing are more important for periodontal health

F
T

10

T/F
fluoride is highly effective against caries
There is no agent more effective than fluoride

T
T

11

T/F
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

12

side effects of chlorhexidine rinse use?

staining
calculus
taste alterations
tissue irritation

13

milk protein bound to amorphous calcium phosphate.
binds to plaque
supplies calcium and phosphate during acid attack

casein phosphopeptide