Caries Process and Prevention Strategies: Intervention
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Course Author(s): Robert V. Faller, BS

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  1. Which of the following is a key finding that led to the understanding of the benefit of fluoride in public dental health?
  1. The majority of fluoride ingested in water or food is absorbed in which body organ(s)?
  1. Fluoride incorporates into the enamel structure as ____________.
  1. Which of the following is false about the concentration of fluoride in teeth?
  1. What is the main mechanism by which fluoride protects the tooth from caries?
  1. Which of the following is true regarding the mode of action for the antimicrobial effects of fluoride?
  1. Chalky white lines or stains are believed to be caused by which of the following?
  1. What is the average percentage in caries reduction among children where community drinking water contains 1 ppm fluoride?
  1. Which of the following research findings validates that consistent fluoride protection is needed to maintain a reduction in caries rate?
  1. Fluoride supplements are recommended for which population of people?
  1. How much fluoride does most over-the-counter dentifrice contain in the United States?
  1. Which forms of fluoride are the most commonly used in dentifrice?
  1. Which of the following mechanisms explains why using a cup to rinse the mouth with water after brushing with fluoridated dentifrice is linked to more caries?
  1. Which of the following types of fluoride should be recommended with caution due to the potential for it to cause pitting and etching of porcelain or composite restorations?
  1. Which of the following is true about professionally applied fluoride varnish?