dental caries

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dental caries

n.
1. The formation of cavities in the teeth by the action of bacteria; tooth decay.
2. (used with a pl. verb) Cavities in the teeth formed by such action.

den′tal car′ies


n.
decay in teeth caused by bacteria that form acids in the presence of sucrose, other sugars, and refined starches.
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Noun1.dental caries - soft decayed area in a toothdental caries - soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth
decay - the process of gradually becoming inferior
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Past caries experience was the most significant factor in predicting future caries lesion in this sample population.
Electrical Resistance Effective for early pit and measurement fissure caries It can also monitor the progress of caries Qualitative laser Detecting incipient caries fluorescence Monitor enamel erosion Convenient and fast Phosphor imaging system Low radiation Instant imaging Image manipulation facilities Optic coherence High depth and transverse tomography resolution Non invasive operation Contact free Diagnodent Good reproducibility Computerized image Quantification of smaller analysis lessons is possible Digital radiography Large amount of information Xeroradiography Two times more sensitive Methods Demerits Digital imaging Not measure the depth of the fieber optic caries lesion.
2) Therefore, there is a need to find a way to immediately treat those lesions and consequently inhibit or halt the caries lesion in these patients until the appropriate behavior and cooperation are achieved.
Consider that in the 1980s, it was believed that sealing over an incipient caries lesion would lead to extensive decay under the sealant.
This process provides a possible mechanism for the formation of a mineral-dense surface layer in a caries lesion and for other pathological decalcification and calcification processes in biological systems.
A prospective, randomized clinical study on the effects of an amine fluoride/ stannous fluoride toothpaste / mouth rinse on plaque, gingivitis and initial caries lesion development in orthodontic patients.
This sensitive chemiluminescent system produces a 'demineralisation' map of the tooth enabling caries lesion activity assessment at a single patient visit and providing insight into other conditions including acid erosion.
Early diagnosis of the caries lesion is important because the carious process can be modified by preventive treatment so that the lesion does not progress.
5) Despite the relatively high loss of sealant material, only 1% of surfaces progressed to a dentine caries lesion.
are unable to keep the balance in favor of re mineralization, then occurs a net loss of mineral leading to incipient caries lesion.