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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.
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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.