1. Dental caries and periodontal disease are the two most common and largely preventable oral health conditions.
  1. Which of the following ingredients serves as a surfactant in toothpastes?
  1. The etiology of tooth decay involves the interplay between ingested sugars, bacteria in the biofilm, and the integrity of the tooth surface.
  1. Fluoride, delivered either through topical professional application or found within a dentifrice, _______________.
  1. Over the counter fluoride toothpastes should be formulated in the correct fluoride concentration of _______________.
  1. Which of the following fluorides are not approved for usage in OTC dentifrices under the US Monograph System?
  1. Which of the following statements is NOT true about gingivitis?
  1. Which of the following statements are true about stannous fluoride?
  1. One drawback to the use of stannous fluoride in a dentifrice is its weak substantivity.
  1. Which types of dentifrices can treat dentinal hypersensitivity?
  1. Consider these statements about dental erosion: It is closely related to dentinal hypersensitivity, because acid exposure to dentin tubules precipitate both. SnF2 treats it by depositing a protective layer on the enamel pellicle surface.
  1. Which of the following is NOT a clinically proven tartar control ingredient?
  1. Which of the following strategies has been shown to result in bacterial kill and subsequent clinically demonstrated oral malodor reduction?
  1. Which of the following works by whitening and preventing calculus formation?
  1. The RDA abrasivity limit of _____ for a toothpaste ensures no more than 1mm of dentin wear with regular brushing, and that it is safe for a lifetime of usage.
  1. Receipt of the Seal of Acceptance from the American Dental Association ensures that a toothpaste contains fluoride. The Seal signifies that the dentifrice has met ADA’s requirements for demonstrated safety and efficacy.
  1. The following effects have been clinically demonstrated with use of a bioavailable/stabilized SnF2 multi-benefit toothpaste:
  1. Which of the following can be useful to a clinician in aiding a patient with a toothpaste recommendation that best meets their needs?