The Chemistry of Caries: Remineralization and Demineralization Events with Direct Clinical Relevance.
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.
Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan, 1011 North University B305, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078, USA.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Dental clinics of North America
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20630190
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cden.2010.03.004
We investigated the treatment effect of non-invasive infiltration on early caries caused by different degrees of enamel demineralization. Forty specimens of early enamel caries were prepared and divid...
Evidence exists that a genetic component in caries susceptibility is related to variation in enamel formation genes. The purpose of this study was to explore the trends of demineralization and reminer...
Healthy teeth and oral tissues and the need for oral health care are important for any section of society. Dental caries is an infectious microbial disease of multifactorial origin in which diet, host...
Dental caries is a chronic disease which can affect us at any age. The term "caries" denotes both the disease process and its consequences, that is, the damage caused by the disease process. Dental ca...
Background and aims. Promoting remineralization is the ultimate goal of clinical prevention of caries lesion. The present in vitro study aimed to investigate the effect of grape seed extract (GSE) on ...
This study will use an oral in situ caries model to study remineralization of enamel due to the action of different combinations of fluoride salts delivered from dentifrices.
This study aims at demonstrating the effect of erythritol and xylitol lozenges on preventing the new caries lesions and the possible remineralization effect of both polyols on incipient ca...
The purpose of the trial is to determine the extent to which daily use of xylitol lozenges reduces the appearance of new caries lesions in adults who tend to experience such lesions (i.e.,...
Alteration of the post- eruptive enamel microstructure due to a mutation of a gene coding for a matrix protein could increase the susceptibility of the enamel to caries after tooth eruptio...
St. Jude Medical developed the Merlin.net™ Patient Care Network (Merlin.net™ PCN) to augment or replace routine scheduled in-clinic visits. This investigation is designed with the hyp...
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.
Removal of mineral constituents or salts from bone or bone tissue. Demineralization is used as a method of studying bone strength and bone chemistry.
The specialty of ANALYTIC CHEMISTRY applied to assays of physiologically important substances found in blood, urine, tissues, and other biological fluids for the purpose of aiding the physician in making a diagnosis or following therapy.
The predisposition to tooth decay (DENTAL CARIES).
Investigative techniques used in pre-clinical and clinical research, epidemiology, chemistry, immunology, genetics, etc. They do not include techniques specifically applied to DIAGNOSIS; THERAPEUTICS; anesthesia and analgesia; SURGICAL PROCEDURES, OPERATIVE; and DENTISTRY.