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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.
A substance, such as a paste or powder, for cleaning the teeth.
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.
Any preparation used in the cleansing of the teeth, e.g., a tooth powder, toothpaste, or tooth wash.
Any preparation used to cleanse teeth, e.g., a tooth powder, toothpaste, or tooth wash.