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  1. Definition of polishing
  2. Extrinsic staining
  3. Abrasive polishing pastes
  4. Describe the rubber cup polishing technique
  5. What are the different textures of abrasives:-
  1. a 1) Coarse
    2) Medium
    3) Fine
    4) Extra fine

    * The courser the agent the more abrasive the surface
    even a fine grit agent removes small amounts of the enamel surface

    * Use the abrasive agent that will produce the least amount of abrasion to the tooth surface
  2. b * A technique used to remove plaque & stains from the coronal surfaces of the teeth

    * A dental handpiece, a rubber cup & an abrasive agent are used
  3. c * Rotated slowly & carefully
    by a prophy angle attached to the slow handpiece
  4. d * Used to remove stain & to polish natural teeth. prosthetics appliances, restorations & casting
  5. e * Occurs on the external (top) of the teeth and may be removed by scaling &/ or polishing

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. * The more agent used the greater the degree of abrasion

    * The lighter the pressure the less abrasion

    * The slower the rotation of the cup, the less abrasion
  2. 1) Check the patients medical history for any contraindications

    2) Drape the patient with waterproof bib

    3) Ask patient to remove any dental prosthetic appliance he or she may be wearing

    4) Provide the patient with protective eye wear
    explain the procedure to the patient & answer any questions
  3. 1) Start on the upper buccal then upper palatal

    2) Then lower buccal then lingual

    * Flavours influence production of saliva
    * Use a thin layer on the teeth
  4. 1) Exposure to medication (tetracycline)

    2) Excessive fluoride ingestion

    3) Other causes during tooth development
  5. Use a tissue or gauze to avoid injury to youself

5 True/False Questions

  1. Describe Prophylaxis angle:-* Soft webbed

    * Used to clean & polish the smooth surfaces of the teeth

    * Attaches to the reusable prophy angle by either a snap on or Screw on attachment

          

  2. What is the Handpiece grasp used in polishing* Fluoride is better accepted into the enamel

    * Smooth tooth surfaces are easier for the patient to keep clean (no plaque & calculus present)

    * Formation of new deposits is slowed

    * Patients appreciate the smooth feling and clean appearance

          

  3. Bristle brushes are made from* Used to remove stain & to polish natural teeth. prosthetics appliances, restorations & casting

          

  4. What are you looking for when evaluation of polishing1) The teeth should be glossy & reflect light from the mirror uniformly

    2) There should be no evidence of trauma to the gingival margins or any other soft tissues in the mouth

          

  5. Intrinsic staining* Occurs on the external (top) of the teeth and may be removed by scaling &/ or polishing

          

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