What Are Disclosing Solutions?

April 03 00:35 2019 Print This Article

It is defined as a solution in which there is recognition of the dental plaque. It occurs in the form of liquid, tablet or lozenge. The plaque otherwise is not visible with the help of naked eye. It gives color to the tooth when it is applied over it. It can also be rinsed quickly from the tooth surfaces which are cleaned. The staining provides a good visual aid which helps to give instructions to the patient. It helps to know about the presence of deposits as well as other areas which require special care as well as attention.

What are the properties of Disclosing solutions?

It includes the color intensity which must be present. The color must match up with the normal colors present in oral cavity. The color must not be removed with the saliva. It must not be rinsed off with the ordinary methods. The taste must be acceptable and must not be too acidic or bad. It must help the patient to cooperate. The color must be removed from the gingival tissue. The solution must be in the thin state so that it can get easily diffused to the other parts of the oral cavity. It must be thick also so that the color can be imparted to the plaque. Before applying the solution the patient must be asked if the product causes any injury to the membrane or not. It includes the irritation also. It has astringent as well as antiseptic action.

How Disclosing solutions can be used?

It includes that there is no specific treatment for this disorder. One must identify the cause for it and must act against it. It is used in the making of plaque indices along with the evaluation of effectiveness in the maintenance of oral hygiene. The patient has the ability to do self evaluation also.

How the formation of stains can be prevented?

It includes the avoidance of any irritating factor. One must avoid alcohol, tobacco and cigarette smoking.

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