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J Conserv Dent. 2009 Apr;12(2):46-54. doi: 10.4103/0972-0707.55617.

Dental caries - A complete changeover (Part I).

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  • 1Department of Dentistry, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry, India.

Abstract

In spite of a knowledge explosion in cariology science, dental caries still remains a misunderstood phenomenon by the clinicians. In order to effectively use the wide range of preventive and management strategies, it is imperative to look beyond those black and white spots that manifest on the tooth surfaces. This paper focuses on the revised versions of the etiopathogenesis and definition of dental caries disease in the present century.

KEYWORDS:

Dental caries; Lactobacilli; S. mutans; biofilm; cariogenic; demineralization; dental plaque; ecological plaque hypothesis; oral fluid; remineralization; sucrose

PMID:
20617066
PMCID:
PMC2898091
DOI:
10.4103/0972-0707.55617
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