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1

T/F
plaque has a weak impact on caries
carbohydrate intake has a strong impact on caries

T
T

2

What are the 2 fluoride vehicles? (THIS IS AN EXAM ?)

fluoridated water
fluoridated toothpaste

3

T/F
Having caries as a child can lead to caries as an adult.
There is no limit on caries prevention

T
F - there is a limit

4

what is the best indicator of caries risk?

existing dental caries and/or restorations

5

Be able to do a caries risk assessment

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6

What are the historical tools indicative of caries?

low socioeconomic status
sugar exposures
fluoride status
ethnicity

7

what are the clinical tools indicative of caries?

plaque on teeth
existing caries
dentist's instinct
s. mutans presence

8

how many sugar exposures indicate the threshold to higher caries risk?

3

9

T/F minority and immigrant populations are at an increased risk of caries

T

10

T/F
on a population basis, fluoride exposure is a good risk factor
on an individual basis, fluoride is weak

T
T

11

what ethnic population has the highest caries risk?

native americans

12

T/F the most beneficial use of current risk prediction is for caries-active population

F - it is more the caries free