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dentifrice

 [den″tĭ-fris]
a preparation for cleansing and polishing the teeth; some contain agents for whitening. Those containing fluoride inhibit formation of dental caries; those containing triclosan help inhibit formation of gingivitis and plaque.

den·ti·frice

(den'ti-fris),
Any preparation used in the cleansing of the teeth, for example, a tooth powder, toothpaste, or tooth wash.
[L. dentifricium, fr. dens, tooth, + frico, pp. frictus, to rub]

dentifrice

/den·ti·frice/ (den´tĭ-fris) a preparation for cleansing and polishing the teeth; it may contain a therapeutic agent, such as fluoride, to inhibit dental caries.

dentifrice

(dĕn′tə-frĭs′)
n.
A substance, such as a paste or powder, for cleaning the teeth.

dentifrice

[den′tifris]
Etymology: L, dens + fricare, to rub
a pharmaceutic compound used with a toothbrush for cleaning and polishing the teeth. It typically contains a mild abrasive, detergent, flavoring agent, fluoride, and binder. Other common ingredients are deodorants, humectants, desensitizers, and various medications to prevent dental caries. Also called toothpaste.

den·ti·frice

(den'ti-fris)
Any preparation used in the cleansing of the teeth, e.g., a tooth powder, toothpaste, or tooth wash.

dentifrice

See TOOTHPASTE.

den·ti·frice

(den'ti-fris)
Any preparation used to cleanse teeth, e.g., a tooth powder, toothpaste, or tooth wash.

dentifrice (toothpaste) (den´təfris´),

n a pharmaceutical compound used in conjunction with the toothbrush to clean and polish the teeth. Contains a mild abrasive, a detergent, a flavoring agent, a binder, and occasionally deodorants and various medicaments designed as caries preventives (e.g., antiseptics).
dentifrice abrasion,
dentifrice, anticalculus
(an´tēkal´kyələs),
n a commercially available toothpaste, gel, or powder formulated to inhibit the development of new calculus and which contains, among other ingredients, either pyrophosphate or zinc. It has no effect on existing calculus.
dentifrice, calculus-control,
n See dentifrice, anticalculus.
dentifrice, cosmetic,
n a dentifrice, or solution, applied to a toothbrush or other cleaning device in order to remove tooth deposits such as stain and plaque. It has an effect on teeth appearance over the short term.
dentifrice, flavoring agents,
n an additive in liquid, powder, or paste oral hygiene products designed to enhance the product's taste. Flavors tend to be mint and are derived primarily from essential oils.
dentifrice, foaming agents in,
n the detergents or surfactants that generate foam. These nontoxic, chemically compatible ingredients also serve to remove unwanted matter from dental surfaces, make teeth feel smoother, and break down stains and deposits.
dentifrice, therapeutic
(den´təfris ther´əpū´tik),
n a material or substance, such as mouthwash, prompting physical changes that positively influence dental health.
References in periodicals archive ?
Keeping in mind the importance of dentifrices as fluoride sources and their possible effects on human health, it becomes extremely important that fluoride levels in toothpastes be regulated according to the total fluoride exposure to the local population of an area.
Dentin hypersensitivity was measured at initial visit and after 2, 4, and 8 weeks using either a dentifrice formulated with 8% Arginine, calcium carbonate and 1,000 ppm fluoride or a commercially available dentifrice containing 1,000 ppm fluoride as Monoflourophosphate (MFP) .
10,27,30) Thus this new Pro-Argin desensitizing dentifrice is the latest advance in immediate relief from dentin hypersensitivity.
This group brushed teeth twice daily with a dentifrice containing 1000 ppm fluoride ions (MFP): Colgate Cavity Protection (Colgate-Palmolive, New York, NY, USA,).
A number of methods describe the analysis of total fluoride in dentifrice [3, 11-13].
In situ effect of frequent sucrose exposure on enamel demineralization and on plaque composition after APF application and F dentifrice use.
Effect of fluoridated dentifrice and acidulated phosphate fluoride application on early artificial carious lesions.
NOW WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF CREST PRO-HEALTH TOOTHPASTE, WE ARE LAUNCHING THE NEXT GENERATION IN TOOTHPASTE TECHNOLOGY THAT ALLOWS CONSUMERS TO GET ADVANCED ORAL HEALTH AND WHITENING BENEFITS FROM ONE DENTIFRICE.
Many--including those in Blair's inner circle--thought that dentifrice was the beginning and end of the discussion.
Sure, the tires cost a whole lot more than a tube of dentifrice.