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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 104-106

Review on professionally applied disclosing agents

1 Sivam Dental and Maxillofacial Clinic, Chennai, India
2 Best Dental Science College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. S Sasidharan
Sivam Dental and Maxillofacial Clinic, Guduvancheri, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijcd.ijcd_39_21

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Dental caries and periodontal diseases are plaque-mediated diseases. Poor oral hygiene and inappropriate dietary behavior can lead to increased plaque accumulation. Dental plaque is a biofilm that is formed over the teeth and prosthetic appliances placed in the oral cavity. As dental plaque is not easily visible to the naked eye, its removal is difficult and complex. To remove dental plaque and improve oral hygiene, the use of disclosing agents has been recommended. Disclosing agents are preparations containing dye or other coloring agents which are used for the identification of bacterial plaque that can be distinctly seen providing a valuable visual aid and help in the maintenance of good oral health.

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