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disclosing agent

(dĭ-sklō′zĭng)
n.
A dye used in dentistry as a diagnostic aid, applied to the teeth to reveal the presence of dental plaque. Also called disclosing solution.

dis·clos·ing a·gent

(dis-klōz'ing ā'jĕnt)
A selective dye in solution or tablet form used to visualize and identify soft debris, pellicle, and bacterial plaque on the surfaces of the teeth; in dental offices, a solution is most commonly used; chewable tablets are available for use in home dental care.

disclosing agent

A diagnostic aid used in dentistry to stain areas of the teeth that are not being cleaned adequately. A dye such as erythrosine sodium is used to color dental plaque so that inadequately brushed surfaces can be shown to patients.
See also: agent

dis·clos·ing a·gent

(dis-klōz'ing ā'jĕnt)
Selective dye in solution or tablet form used to visualize and identify soft debris, pellicle, and bacterial plaque on the surfaces of the teeth; in dental offices, a solution is most commonly used; chewable tablets are available for use in home dental care.
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Use plaque disclosing tablets at night - after brushing - to reveal areas you are regularly missing.
ONE tip could be to buy the dental disclosing tablets which would show up where the bacteria is on her teeth.
USAGE OF SELECTED ORAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS Base: 1,025 adults % Mouthwash 44 Dental floss 30 Dental chewing gum 8 Dental toothpick 9 Breath freshener 8 Denture cleaner 4 Interdental brushes 2 Denture fixative 1 Disclosing tablets 24 Nothing other than toothpaste 5 None of these 18 Source: BMRB/Mintel
This has helped to boost sales of child-specific toothpastes and toothbrushes, and in older children, the use of disclosing tablets.
After brushing, use disclosing tablets that highlight where plaque has been left.
Use disclosing tablets to help identify areas of the mouth which need attention.