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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Scouts also viewed the microbial life that lives in their own mouths, locating the plaque present in their mouth with the application of a disclosing solution. After oral hygiene instructions were provided, the scouts are eager to brush and floss their teeth.
Other educational techniques used were demonstrations to show patients how to brush teeth and using disclosing solution to show children and parents where they missed plaque.
It is an in-clinic device which combines a sensitive intraoral camera and application technology to deliver a precise amount of disclosing solution, containing a photoprotein, onto the tooth surface.