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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.
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454% Stannous Fluoride Sodium Hexametaphosphate Dentifrice
These methods work well for the analysis of many NaF dentifrices where solubilized fluoride ions do not precipitate.
Pour conserver des dents et des gencives en pleine forme, une bonne brosse a dent, du fil dentaire et un bon dentifrice constituent une protection tout aussi efficace.
2003] found that the frequent use of a fluoride dentifrice enables a greater degree of enamel hardness than the combination of the dentifrice with a fluoride varnish.
Morphology of initial lesions of enamel treated with different commercial dentifrices using a pH cycling model: scanning electron microscopy observations.
The Chicago Heights facility currently specializes in other abrasives for dentifrices as well as inorganic products for pharmaceutical and food uses.
in addition to developing formulations for the therapeutic tray, is also developing various therapeutic dentifrices, including an all natural product for every day use to treat gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Bacteria growing in dental biofilms display an increased tolerance to antibiotics and antimicrobial agents, including those used in dentifrices and mouthrinses.
In a study conducted at Indiana University, Rembrandt Whitening Toothpaste's relative dentin abrasion (RDA) was demonstrated to be one half that of the ADA standard of 100, and markedly lower than the 18 other popular dentifrices tested (see chart).
Healthy gains in anti-aging skin care products, tooth whitening dentifrices and fortified foods will also present opportunities for flavors and fragrances that can enhance the sensory appeal of these products while masking the unappealing taste and aroma of vitamins, minerals, bleaches and other active ingredients.
Dentifrices containing antiseptic agents were also included in the review, but they are not part of this article.
Among the branded dental products it markets are the Sensodyne(R) line of desensitizing dentifrices, the Vital Defense(TM) line of dental office infection control products, the Mynol(R) line of endodontic products, and the Py-Co-Pay(R) Softex and Sensodyne Search(R) lines of toothbrushes.