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dental sealant

coating that covers the occlusal pits and fissures of teeth

disclosing agent

coloring agent that makes plaque visible when applied to teeth

pontic

artificial tooth that replaced a missing natural tooth

preventive dentistry

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

systemic fluoride

fluoride that is ingested and then circulated throughout the body

topical fluoride

fluoride that is applied directly to the tooth

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