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The Chemistry of Caries: Remineralization and Demineralization Events with Direct Clinical Relevance.

19:04 EDT 23rd April 2014 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "The Chemistry of Caries: Remineralization and Demineralization Events with Direct Clinical Relevance."

Dental caries is a site-specific disease that undergoes many cycles of demineralization and remineralization during lesion development. Because of its developmental characteristics dynamics, the caries lesion can be arrested and even repaired at its early stages without operative intervention by increasing the net mineral gain during the demineralization and remineralization cycles. This result can be accomplished by reducing the effect of etiological factors such as cariogenic biofilms and diet, and increasing the efficacy of remineralizing agents such as saliva and fluoride.

Affiliation

Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan, 1011 North University B305, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078, USA.

Journal Details

This article was published in the following journal.

Name: Dental clinics of North America
ISSN: 1558-0512
Pages: 469-478

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A tooth's loss of minerals, such as calcium in hydroxyapatite from the tooth matrix, caused by acidic exposure. An example of the occurrence of demineralization is in the formation of dental caries.

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