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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Caries lesion development and biofilm composition responses to varying demineralization times and sucrose exposures.
and Streptococcus spp.) as well as anaerobic ones (Peptostreptococcus spp.), and Candida albicans were reported by one study to occur most frequently in root caries lesion in middle-aged and older adults.
Exclusion criteria were patients younger than 12 years and older than 35 years, presence of any syndrome, swelling and severe pain on percussion, if all first molars with class II caries lesion.
(5) Despite the relatively high loss of sealant material, only 1% of surfaces progressed to a dentine caries lesion. (5)
Assessing the stage of caries lesion ac- tivity on the basis of clinical and microbiological examination.
Mean dmft score was 5.4 (d = 4.2; m = 1.1; f = 0.1), and 80.5% of the children had at least one caries lesion. Tables 4 and 5 show the relationship between caries index and gender, the presence of cyanotic cardiac disease, the occurrence of negative behavior, use of medicine and dental treatment refusal by another dentist.
New non-invasive caries lesion detection aids (i.e., infrared laser fluorescence, quantitative light-induced fluorescence, subtraction radiography, electrical caries measurements, fiber optictransillumination and optical coherence tomography) have recently been studied in several in vitro and in vivo studies.
Therefore DMFT index quantifies dental caries status in terms of the number of decayed teeth with untreated caries lesion i.e.
This is an extreme case chosen to illustrate a principle--"preservative" dentistry that applies infection control and monitoring procedures--can lead to caries lesion arrest.
For the visual inspection, the cut-off point to indicate the presence of caries lesion was a score of 1 from ICDAS.
The high range of the DD readings in all caries lesion categories found in the present study has been also reported by others, either for primary [Lussi et al., 2001; Antonnen et al., 2003; Kavvadia and Lagouvardos, 2008] or for permanent teeth [Lussi et al., 2001].
While much of the work on F and dental caries has concentrated on enamel, effects on plaque cannot be ignored especially if, to reach the caries lesion, F must be transported through the plaque layer.