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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Q During my last visit to the dentist he said that I wasn't brushing my teeth properly and he has told me to use a disclosing agent.
I use a fluorescent disclosing agent that reacts with a LED light.
It was only included in the study those children who brought the informed consent form signed by parents or legal guardians, delivered in date preceding the data collection, together with the research explanation, as well as only those present at school in both days in which were performed the procedures with the disclosing agent.