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Calculus
Calcium and phosphate salts in saliva that become mineralized and adhere to tooth surfaces.
Clinical crown
That portion of the tooth that is visible in the oral cavity.
Coronal polishing
A technique used to remove plaque and stains from the coronal surfaces of the teeth.
Endogenous stains
Stains developed from within the structure of the tooth.
Exogenous stains
Stains developed from external sources.
Extrinsic stains
Stains that occur on the external surfaces of the teeth that may be removed by polishing.
Fulcrum
Finger rest used when an instrument or handpiece is held for a specified time.
Intrinsic stains
Stains that occur within the tooth structure that may be removed by polishing.
Oral prophylaxis
The complete removal of calculus, debris, stain, and plaque from the teeth.
Prophy paste
Commercial premixed abrasive paste used for polishing teeth and restorations.
Rubber cup polishing
A technique that is used to remove plaque and stains from the coronal surfaces of the teeth.
Acrylate
A salt or ester of acrylic acid.
Dental sealant
Coating that covers the occlusal pits and fissures of teeth.
Filled resin
Sealant material that contains filler particles.
Light-cured
Type of material that is polymerized by a curing light.
Microleakage
Microscopic leakage at the interface of the tooth strudure and the sealant or restoration.
Polymerization
Process of changing a simple chemical into another substance that contains the same elements.
Sealant retention
Sealant firmly adhering to the tooth surface. Self-cured Type of material that is polymerized by chemical readions. Unfilled resin (REI-in) Sealant materiaithat does not contain filler particles.