dental caries

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Synonyms for dental caries

soft decayed area in a tooth

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The simultaneous occurrence in most of the mandibular first permanent molars and its antimere indicates that on initiation of carious lesion on one of the mandibular first permanent molar the antimere in the opposite sextant should be kept under observation and preventive intervention on the antimeres should be initiated to prevent the occurrence of pit and fissure caries.
The use of fissure sealants (FS) as an effective measure for the prevention of pit and fissure caries in children has been well documented in several clinical studies and it is highly recommended for populations with high caries prevalence [Welbury et al.
6] Fluoride protection can decrease decay on smooth surfaces, while sealants are highly effective in preventing pit and fissure caries.
Byyant: The role of air abrasion in preventing and Treating Early Pit and Fissure Caries.
prevent or treat pit and fissure caries using sealants and/or preventive restorations,