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Coronal Polishing State Boards
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Intrinsic stains include coffee, tea, and tobacco.
The abrasive agent commonly used in commercial prophylaxis paste is silicone dioxide.
A pre-procedural mouth rinse may be used preoperatively to enhance the removal of extrinsic stains.
A material that is composed of particles, which my scratch a softer material when drawn across its surface, is called abrasive.
Air powder polishing is advisable for patients with respiratory conditions and patients with sodium-restricted diets.
A fulcrum minimizes the chances of an instrument slipping in the patient's mouth, possibly injuring the oral tissue.
The most common and easiest grasp for the hand piece is called the "palm grasp."
Bacteremia the presence of bacteria in the bloodstream, may be produced during the course of simple procedures such as brushing, flossing and polishing.
Fluoride is the most effective for children and has little effects on adults.
Polishing is performed primarily for its cosmetic effect.
Flossing orthodontic appliances is not recommended.
The presence of bacteria in the circulating bloodstream is called contamination.
Polishing is most effective in removing intrinsic stains from tooth surfaces.
The concept of polishing only specific areas of the mouth of specific patients is called "selective polishing."
A factor is producing abrasion to the enamel surface using a prophylaxis paste that is too coarse.
Following application of a topical fluoride, the patient should be instructed not to eat or drink for a period of 1 hour.
If a high whine is heard from the hand piece when polishing, the hand piece is running too fast.
Dry polishing agents should be used to remove stubborn extrinsic stains.
Phenol added to prophy paste helps to remove green stains that scaling will not remove.
Coarse prophy paste is recommended for all adults since they are more apt to have extrinsic stains.
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