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coronal polishing

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Topical Fluoride
Fluoride that is applied directly to the tooth.
Intrinsic stains
Stains that occur within the tooth structure and that may be removed by polishing.
Exogenous stains
Stains developed from external sources.
Disclosing Agents
Coloring agent that makes plaque visible when applied to teeth.
Extrinsic stains
Stains that occur on the external surfaces of the teeth and that may be removed by polishing.
Rubber cup polishing
A technique used to remove plaque and stains from the coronal surfaces of the teeth.
Fulcrum
Finger rest used when holding an instrument or hand piece for a specific time.
Pontic
Artificial tooth that replaces a missing natural tooth.
Oral prophylaxis
The complete removal of calculus, debris, stain, and plaque from the teeth.
Coronal Polishing
A technique used to remove plaque and stains from the coronal surfaces of the teeth.
Clinical Crown
The portion of the tooth that is visible in the oral cavity.
Prophy paste
Commercial premixed abrasive paste used for polishing teeth and restorations.
Calculus
Calcium and phosphate salts in saliva that become mineralized and adhere to tooth surfaces.
Endogenous
Stains developed from within the structure of the tooth.
Systemic fluoride
Fluoride that is ingested and then circulated throughout the body.