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# Which of the following is the main ingredient of denture cleaning powder or tablets?
a) Hydrogen peroxides
b) Detergents
c) Sodium perborates
d) Alkaline compounds



The correct answer is C. Sodium Perborates.

All the denture cleansing powder and tablets contain detergent, flavouring agent, alkaline compounds and sodium perborate. The main component is sodium perborate. It decomposes in water to form a peroxide solution which inturn breaks down to liberate oxygen. It is this oxygen bubbles that remove the debris on the denture surfaces.

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