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  1. What Equipment is needed for polishing
  2. Extrinsic staining
  3. what are the 2 methods of removing plaque & stain
  4. What are the Factors that influence rate of abrasion
  5. Name the Rotary equipment used for polishing
  1. a * 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. b 1) Polishing cups:-
    2) Prophylaxis angle:-
  3. c Air power polishing:-
    * Uses specially designed handpiece with a nozzle that delivers pressure steam of warm water and sodium carbonate

    Rubber cup polishing:-
    * Most common technique stain removal
  4. d 1) Suction
    2) Floss (taking the grit out)
    3) Handpiece
    4) Rubber cup
    5) Polishing paste
    6) Gauze
  5. e * Occurs on the external (top) of the teeth and may be removed by scaling &/ or polishing

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Use a tissue or gauze to avoid injury to youself
  2. 1) Exposure to medication (tetracycline)

    2) Excessive fluoride ingestion

    3) Other causes during tooth development
  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) Commonly called prophy angle,

    2) Attaches to the to the slow hand piece

    3) Reusable prophy angle:- must be properly cleaned and sterilised after each use

    4) Disposable angle:- is discarded after a single use
  5. * An internal discolouration - incorporated into the enamel

    * These stains cannot be removed by scaling or polishing

5 True/False questions

  1. What are you looking for when evaluation of 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

          

  2. Describe Polishing cups:-* Used to remove stain & to polish natural teeth. prosthetics appliances, restorations & casting

          

  3. 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

          

  4. Abrasive polishing pastes* Used to remove stain & to polish natural teeth. prosthetics appliances, restorations & casting

          

  5. Patient preparation for polishing1) 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