Test Your Knowledge on Tooth Decay and Mouthrinse
Tooth decay remains a significant problem in kids. Take this quiz to see how your memory stacks up when it comes to the facts about the role of mouthrinses in caries prevention.
You should always include the basics—such as diet, oral hygiene, and fluoride use—when planning a caries prevention program.
Patients and parents/caregivers do not play a role in the caries prevention plan, only the dental care team is key to reducing the risk of tooth decay.
Fluoride mouthrinses are valuable adjuncts for the prevention of decay in children age 2 and older.
Which is a benefit of using a fluoride mouthrinse?
Fluoride mouthrinses can greatly benefit patients struggling to avert the potential damage of caries lesions forming around orthodontic bands, brackets, and other appliances.
Evidence shows that the regular and supervised use of fluoride mouthrinse by children is associated with a clear reduction in tooth decay.
As the active ingredient is the same and all mouthrinses must stay within the range specified by the Food and Drug Administration, user preference in terms of flavor, consistency, and mouth feel may help determine which product is best for individual patients.
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