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the prevention of disease

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Researchers also denied the students dental treatments, including the use of sodium fib ride, dental prophylaxis or urea compounds.
Depending on the results of the oral examination, a veterinarian may suggest a dental prophylaxis, which will clean the oral cavity.
Such a comprehensive approach to care, including case management, education, dental prophylaxis and early intervention for mental or behavioral problems, is key to meeting a person's whole health needs.
A number of antimicrobial drugs are likely to be as effective as clindamycin for dental prophylaxis, if indeed any antimicrobial drug is truly needed, and these are considerably less likely to produce what is probably the side effect described in this report.
"No specialized, over-all type of dental service should be provided, such as the use of sodium fluoride, dental prophylaxis or even urea compounds."
Effects of audiovisual distraction during dental prophylaxis. Journal of American Dental Association 2001; 132: 1031-1038.