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Brief Presentation on Dentifrices, Reference: Text Book of Preventive and Community Dentistry by JOSEPH JOHN, 2nd Edition

Brief Presentation on Dentifrices, Reference: Text Book of Preventive and Community Dentistry by JOSEPH JOHN, 2nd Edition

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  • 1. DENTIFRICES By: E-Dental https://www.facebook.com/pages/E-Dental-For- Sisters-Only/291308300898932Reference: Text Book of Preventive & Community dentistry, 2nd Edition, By Joseph John
  • 2. What is a dentifrice? ‘’A substance used with a toothbrush for thepurpose of cleaning the accessible surfaces ofteeth’’ Types1. Cosmetic Dentifrices: It must clean and polish the teeth2. Therapeutic Dentifrices: Must reduce some disease process (caries, gingivitis, calculus, sensitivity) in mouth Reference: Text Book of Preventive & Community dentistry, 2nd Edition, By Joseph John
  • 3. Ingredients• Abrasives 20%-40% (Silicon Oxide, Aluminum Oxide, Granular polyvinyl Chloride)• Water 20%-40%• Humectants 20%-40%(Sorbitol, Mannitol, Propylene glycol, Glycerine)• Foaming agents 1%-2%(Sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium N-lauroyl sarcosinate)• Sweetening agent 2%(Sorbitol, Mannitol, Glycerine)• Binding agent 2%• Flavoring agent 2%• Therapeutic agent (Fluoride, tetra sodium phosphate) 2%• Preservative (benzoic acid), colouring agent 1% Reference: Text Book of Preventive & Community dentistry, 2nd Edition, By Joseph John
  • 4. Functions of Ingredients• Humectants: Maintain moisture and consistency of paste• Foaming agent: Antibacterial properties, low surface tension, facilitates flow of paste over teeth• Flavoring agent: Pleasant taste sensation• Sweetening agent: Sweetens the taste• Preservative: Prevents bacterial growth on binding agent Reference: Text Book of Preventive & Community dentistry, 2nd Edition, By Joseph John
  • 5. Thanks !https://www.facebook.com/pages/E-Dental-For-Sisters-Only/291308300898932