dental caries


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Synonyms for dental caries

soft decayed area in a tooth

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In a conjoint study comparing dental caries status between MIH-affected and non-affected children, the mean caries index scores (DMFT) in the affected subjects was double that of their counterparts [Ghanim et al.
Its purpose is to provide a physical barrier to "seal off" the pit or fissure, to prevent oral bacteria and their nutrients from collecting within the pit or fissure, to create the acidic environment necessary for the initiation of dental caries, and to fill the pit or fissure as deep as possible.
Autistic children with primary dentition showed significantly more dental caries and autistic children with mixed and permanent dentition had significantly more gingivitis.
Today dentistry is developing new strategies for managing dental caries made possible by scientific advances and new technologies.
A sampling of topics includes the prevalence and incidence of dental caries, the epidemiology of malocclusion, and the evidence available on the effects of fluoride.
Today, dentistry in the United States includes many different preventive practices, such as prophylaxis, fluoride treatments, full-mouth and bite-wing radiographs, sealants and other forms of primary preventive treatments used for the early detection of dental caries and periodontal disease.
Children living in areas where pesticides had been most heavily applied experienced elevated rates of acute respiratory diseases (including pneumonia), skin disease, ear infections, tuberculosis, and dental caries.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that from 1999 to 2004, 41 percent of children aged two to 11 years had dental caries in their primary teeth.
Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) is a minimally invasive approach to prevent dental caries and arrest the progression of carious lesions.
They play a key role in preventing adverse dental issues such as dental caries and periodontitis [Al-Zahrani, 2006].
Dental caries are preventable, and understanding how they form, treating them and managing the care of the patient should begin as early as possible in life.
The Biomedical Catalyst award will be directed to the further development of the Calcivis Caries Activity Imaging System, a sophisticated medical device and consumable combination designed to transform the assessment and management of dental caries (tooth decay).
It does appear to be a promising choice for the future in detection and management of dental caries.
Dr Tariq Khoory, director of dental services, Primary Healthcare Sector at the DHA, said: "Often oral health problems are neglected but parents and caregivers need to understand that common oral diseases such as dental caries and periodontitis tend to cause pain and discomfort subsequently leading to absenteeism and poor performance among pupils.
Also newly available within the MetLife Quality Resource Program are print versions of 1) A Guide to Contemporary Endodontic Technology 2 (nd )Edition , 2) Medical Health History in Dental Practice and 3) Risk-Based Management of Dental Caries in Adults .