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  1. The maximum allowable fluoride in a NaF-containing OTC dentifrice is __________ ppm.
  1. NDAs are typically used for which of the following?
  1. The ADA Seal of Acceptance program is a required process to market a fluoride dentifrice in the US.
  1. Fluoride ingredients allowed by the FDA for use in US dentifrices include which of the following?
  1. Dental calculus control, tooth whitening and reduction of bad breath are considered by the FDA to be what type of benefits?
  1. The ISO standard specifies that dentifrices with an RDA of less than __________ are safe on hard tissues.
  1. Which of the following is the more acid resistant form of tooth mineral?
  1. Potassium nitrate is the most commonly used tubule-occluding agent used to treat dentinal hypersensitivity.
  1. Dentifrice ingredients with antibacterial activity can help reduce all of the following EXCEPT __________.
  1. Triclosan is a broad-spectrum antibacterial agent.
  1. What is the most common nerve depolarizing agent used in sensitivity dentifrice?
  1. Humectants allow dentifrices to retain moisture.
  1. Which fluoride active is unique in its ability to provide significantly greater levels of erosion protection compared to other fluoride sources?
  1. Antibacterial approaches can provide substantially longer-term breath efficacy than that provided by odor masking agents.
  1. The active ingredient in the first dentifrice to receive the ADA Seal of Acceptance was __________.
  1. The primary mechanism of action for fluoride includes __________.
  1. Stannous fluoride adheres to the surface of tooth enamel and forms a protective layer that is able to shield enamel from the effects of erosive acids.
  1. Stannous fluoride is the only fluoride that delivers anticaries, antiplaque/gingivitis, enamel protection and anti-hypersensitivity benefits from one ingredient.
  1. Effective anticalculus agents work by binding calcium and inhibiting plaque calcification.
  1. Halitosis, or bad breath, can be caused by which of the following?
  1. With fluoride treatment, a noncavitated lesion can be remineralized with fluorapatite and have greater resistance to subsequent demineralization than hydroxyapatite.
  1. Sodium fluoride can be formulated with almost any of the available dentifrice abrasives.
  1. The key therapeutic areas for dentifrices are __________.
  1. Without the binder, the toothpaste would separate into different phases, a liquid portion and a solid-like portion, and would have to be stirred before each use.
  1. Which of the following ingredients reduce(s) plaque and gingivitis?