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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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dentifrice

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

(den'ti-fris)
Any preparation used in the cleansing of the teeth, e.g., a tooth powder, toothpaste, or tooth wash.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

dentifrice

See TOOTHPASTE.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

den·ti·frice

(den'ti-fris)
Any preparation used to cleanse teeth, e.g., a tooth powder, toothpaste, or tooth wash.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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* Calculate the dentifrice fluoride concentration by multiplying [[[F.sub.-]].sub.dil] by the dilution factor of 1200 to obtain the [[F.sup.-]] (mol/L).
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.
P&G has also been awarded a patent for a dentifrice composition with improved fluoride uptake.
State-of-the-art surface techniques were used to assess the mechanism of action and effectiveness of the new Pro-Argin dentifrice. Confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) have been used to assess tubule occlusion.
The effect of the dentifrice factor was significant (p < 0.001, Figure 1), showing lower %SHL for the group treated with F toothpaste (42.0 [+ or -] 9.7) compared with the control (62.0 [+ or -] 6.4) group.
Comparative study of a fluoride dentifrice containing soluble phosphates and a calcium-free abrasive: second-year report.
An in vitro study demonstrated that treatment with a NovaMin[R]--containing prescription fluoride dentifrice improved hardening of white-spot lesions compared to fluoride-only dentifrice.
P&G and its Crest brand already have a great deal of credibility in the dentifrice arena.