disclosing agent


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dis·clos·ing agent

(dĭ-sklō′zĭng)
n.
A dye used in dentistry as a diagnostic aid, applied to the teeth to reveal the presence of dental plaque. Also called disclosing solution.

disclosing agent

n
(Dentistry) dentistry a vegetable dye, administered as a liquid or in tablet form (disclosing tablet), that stains plaque, making it readily apparent on the teeth
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I use a fluorescent disclosing agent that reacts with a LED light.
At my last dentist visit my dentist said that I wasn't brushing my teeth properly and he has told me to use a disclosing agent What is it and how should I use it?
Even ones that look clean may not be, as disclosing agents reveal biofilms invisible to the naked eye.