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Preventive dentistry

Program of patient education, use of fluorides, application of dental sealants, proper nutrition, and plaque control

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Dental sealant

Coating that covers the occlusal pits and fissures of teeth protects difficult to clean occlusal surfaces

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Fluoride varnish

Method of administering of topical fluoride

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Pontic

Artificial tooth that replaces a missing natural tooth

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Systemic fluoride

Ingested and circulated fluoride

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Topical fluoride

Applied directly to teeth

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Disclosing agent

Applied to teeth to make visible plaque that is not reached while brushing

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Two most common dental diseases

Dental caries and periodontal disease

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Patient Ed guidelines

Listen, instruct how to remove plaque, assess needs, select home care aid, simple instructions, reinforce home care

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Preventive dentistry program

Patient Ed, use of fluorides, application of dental sealants, prop nutrition, plaque control program

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When do babies have first visit to dentist?

By their first Bday

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What does fluoride do

Combats dental caries by slowing demineralization and enhancing remineralization

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Primary source of fluoride

Toothpaste

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What sugar is most carcinogenic

Sucrose

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What artificial sweetener prevents caries

Xylitol

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What does xylitol inhibit

Growth of streptococcus mutans

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Plaque control program

Keeps plaque under control by brushing flossing using interdental aids and anti microbial solutions

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What type of bristles are preferred

Nylon

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How often should you replace your toothbrush

8-12 weeks

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What's a frequently recommended brushing technique

Bass or modified bass

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Sonicare description

Brush head vibrates with sound

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What's the difference in effectiveness of waxed or unwaxed floss

None

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What are bridge threaders used for

Pass dental floss under the Pontic of a fixed bridge

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How do u brush dentures

Commercial denture cleanser, mild soap, dishwashing soap, mild toothpaste

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What do oral irrigation devices do

Helps reduce bacterial levels in subgingival and interproximal areas