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Test Your Knowledge on Prophy Paste

There are many factors to consider when choosing the most appropriate polishing agent during prophylaxis. How much do you know about selecting the best prophy paste for individual patient needs?

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The abrasiveness of the selected polishing paste needs to be carefully evaluated to ensure that it effectively removes stain without harming tooth structure.

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Which of the following contributes to stain accumulation?

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Brushing with a toothpaste that contains abrasives and chemical agents on a daily basis can help prevent stain accumulation.

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When polishing zirconia and porcelain materials used for crowns and veneers, which have a lustrous finish, the use of highly abrasive prophy paste is appropriate.

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Coarse, abrasive prophy pastes can scratch the implant surface.

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Factors that affect the abrasiveness of prophy paste include the particle size, particle shape, and hardness.

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To polish a surface, the particles of the abrasive agent in polishing pastes must be harder than the surface being polished.

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