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  1. Fixed orthodontic appliances _______________.
  1. Biofilm is _______________.
  1. In the Cochrane Study, orthodontic patients had ______% reduction of gingivitis after 3 months of power toothbrush usage as compared to manual toothbrushing.
  1. _______________ are living microorganisms used in dentistry to help decrease incidences of dental caries and periodontal disease.
  1. Fluorapatite is considered _______________ as compared to hydroxyapatite.
  1. Streptococcus mutans assists Lactobacillus in the caries process by _______________.
  1. The presence of _______________ demonstrates good periodontal health.
  1. Xylitol is _______________.
  1. _______________ was originally approved by the FDA for sensitivity use.
  1. _______________ is used as an orthodontic cement having the ability to release fluoride.
  1. A(n) _______________ appliance is one that utilizes the orofacial muscles of eating, speaking, and swallowing to produce additional forces.
  1. A five-carbon sweetener that is considered a sugar alcohol is _______________.
  1. _______________ has shown to decrease the amount of fluoride needed in the remineralization process.
  1. A ligature is _______________.
  1. Oral irrigation has shown significant reductions in plaque and bleeding in as little as ______ weeks of use.