dental materials

  1. chemicals, devices, or procedures that reduce or eliminate disease or tooth destruction in the oral cavity
    prevention/preventative aids
  2. naturally occurring mineral that helps protect tooth structure from dental caries
  3. enamel condition cuased by consumption of excessive levels of lfuoride
  4. action that removes mineral from the tooth usually caused by acids
  5. a disease process whereby bacteria in plaque metabolize carbohydrates and produce acids that remove mineral from teeth and permit bacteria to invade the tooth and do further damage
    dental caries
  6. tooth mineral that results when fluoride is incorporated into the tooth
  7. substances or microorganisms that promote dental caries
  8. loss of tooth mineral cuased by dietary or gastric acids, not by bacterial metabolism (caries process)
  9. liquid used to rinse the oral cavity to reduce or suppress bacteria associated with dental caries or periodontal disease
    antibacterial mouth rinse
  10. property of a material to have a prolonged therapeutic effect after its initial use
  11. available in retail or drug stores without a doctors prescription
    over the counter OTC
  12. a protective resin that is bonded to enamel to protect pits and fissures from dental caries
  13. a chemical that seals open dentinal tubules in order to reduce tooth sensitivity to air sweets and temperature changes
    desensitizing agent
  14. a hard or pliable material that protects teeth from trauma during sports activities or as the result of teeth grinding
    mouth guard
  15. made specifically to fit one individual
    custom made
  16. a cosmetic process that uses chemical to remove discolorations from teeth or to lighten them
  17. stains occuring on the tooth surface
    extrinsic stains
  18. stainst hat are incorporated into the tooth structure usually during the tooths development
    intrinsic stains
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dental materials
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