chapter 15: Preventive Dentistry

dental sealant
coating that covers the occlusal pits and fissures of teeth
disclosing agent
coloring agent that makes plaque visible when applied to teeth
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