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Adj.1.aciduric - especially of some bacteriaaciduric - especially of some bacteria; growing well in an acid medium
acid-loving - thriving in a relatively acidic environment (especially of plants requiring a pH well below 7)
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In the case of caries, as a result of ferment of dietary carbohydrates rapidly and reduced pH, accelerating tooth demineralization, frequent acid environment attracts an acidogenic and aciduric microflora (Burne et al., 2009; Liu et al., 2012).
mutans colonization, although for not being acidogenic or aciduric, they do not directly act in tooth enamel demineralization (Alves et al., 2010).
Because streptococcus species are able to produce acids (acidogenesis), grow in environments with an acidic pH (acidophilia), produce acids at low pH values (aciduric capacity) and synthesise intra and extra-cellular polysaccharides.16 pH changes may also inhibit the growth of oral streptococcus species.17 The pH exerts selective pressure on bacteria: micro-organisms that recover their normal rate of growth shortly after exposure to an acid pH have an ecological advantage over those that take longer to reinitiate growth.
White spot lesions represent areas of demineral- ized dental enamel and it is usually due to pro- longed plaque accumulation and colonization of aciduric bacteria.
Streptococcus mutans has long been recognized as one of the major causes of dental caries [2] due to its acidogenic and aciduric properties as well as its high biofilm formation efficiency.
Reversals of primary root caries lesions by remineralizing plus reduction in acidogenic and aciduric micro-organisms.