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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The plaque disclosing tablet (Eviplac Pastilhas; Biodinamicas TM), was used to identify the plaque score.
"Aaaaa," I shriek, "what's happened?" "I'm using a disclosing tablet," she says, enjoying my alarm.
Initially they had to brush their teeth then they chewed on a disclosing tablet. If they didn't brush their teeth correctly they would go blue and if they had brushed their teeth correctly then their teeth would stay the same colour.
If you're unsure of your brushing skills try using a disclosing tablet, which will highlight any areas you're missing.
Disclosing tablets are available in supermarkets and chemists and they make plaque more visible, showing areas you may have missed when brushing.
and that was on the Hyper Reality EP I think the song was called "Disclosing Tablets."
The children took part in a 'good food' or 'bad food' sorting activity; used the plaque disclosing tablets to show them how to brush their teeth properly and made a visit to the mobile dentist.