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Dental Caries Terms

learn all about Dental Caries

Caries management by risk assessment CAMBRA
The infectious Disease process of tooth decay Caries
Test for Cariogenic bacteria Caries Risk Test
The Science and study of dental caries Cariology
White spots, brown spots, decay on tooth surfaces Carious Legion
Formation of a cavity or hole Cavitation
Loss of minerals from the tooth Demineralization
Decay in any primary teeth Early Childhood caries (ECC)
Information based upon documented evidence from critically reviewed research Evidence Based
Simple carbohydrates, such as sucrose, fructose, lactose,and glucose Fermentable Carbohydrates
Mineral used in dental products to make teeth more resistant to decay Fluoride
Tooth decay that is beginning to form or become apparent Incipent Caries
Bacteria that produce lactic acid from carbohydrates Lactobacilli
Type of bacteria primarily responsible for caries Mutans Streptococci
Thin film coating of salivary materials deposited on tooth surfaces Pellicle
Soft deposit on teeth that consists of bacteria and bacterial by-products Plaque
Decay that develops rapidly and is widespread throughout the mouth Rampant caries
Replacement of minerals in the tooth Remineralization
Determines flow rate of saliva in milliliters per minute Saliva flow rate test
Dryness of the mouth caused by reduction of saliva Xerostomia
Ingredient in chewing gum that has an antibacterial effect against decay-causing bacteria Xylitol
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