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Fluoride

A chemical that helps prevent tooth decay

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Plaque

A thin, sticky film that builds up on teeth and leads to tooth decay

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Tartar

Hardened plaque that hurts gum health

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Pores

Tiny openings in the skin that allow perspiration to escape

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Dermis

The skin's inner layer

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Epidermis

The outermost layer of skin

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Hair Follicles

Small sacs in the dermis from which hair grows

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Ultraviolet (UV) Rays

An invisible form of radiation that can enter skin cells and change their structure

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Malanin

The substance that gives skin its color

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Acne

A skin condition caused by active oil glands that clog hair follicles

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Dandruff

A condition that results when too many dead skin cells flake off the outer layer of the scalp

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Optometrist

A health care professional who is trained to examine the eyes for vision problems and to prescribe corrective lenses

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Ophthalmologist

A physician who specializes in the structure, functions, and diseases of the eye

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Cataract

An eye condition in which the lens becomes cloudy as a person ages

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Glaucoma

An eye condition in which fluid pressure builds up inside the eye

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Astigmatism

An eye condition in which images appear wavy or blurry

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Tinnitus

A constant ringing in the ears

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Deafness

A condition in which someone has difficulty hearing sounds or has complete hearing loss

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Decibel

The unit for measuring the loudness of sound

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Consumer

A person who buys products and services

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Advertisement

A message designed to influence consumers to buy a product or service

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Fraud

Calculated effort to trick or fool others

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Endorsement

Statement of approval

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Infomercials

Long television commercials whose main purpose seems to be to present information rather than to sell a product

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Comparison Shopping

Collecting information, comparing products, evaluating their benefits, and choosing products with the best value

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Generic Products

Products sold in plain packages at lower prices than brand-name products

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Warranty

A company's or a store's written agreement to repair a product or refund your money if the product does not function properly

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Medicine

A drug that prevents or cures an illness or eases its symptoms

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Prescription Medicine

Medicine that can be obtained legally only with a doctor's written permission

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Pharmacist

A person trained to prepare and distribute medicine

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