Dental caries is an infectious microbiologic disease which causes dissolution and destruction of calcified tissues of tooth structure. Initially patient may not feel anything with tooth decay but when decay reaches the dentin portion of tooth, then patient will experience sensitivity to hot and..
Tooth decay is a very widespread disease and is five times common than asthma. Most of its victims are children and pre teen kids as they have a sweet tooth and do not control over it. As we all know, sugar is bad for the teeth and so are other snacking foods widely loved by children, for exampl..
Tooth decay occurs when due to some problems the structure of tooth breaks down, and the tooth enamel develops cracks or fissures. It should be treated immediately, and if there are nay delays in the treatment, then the situation can get worse, and the problems can get to the deeper parts of the..
Enamel Hypoplasia is the most common abnormality of development and mineralization of human teeth. The lesion is characterized by a quantitative defect in enamel tissue resulting from an undetermined metabolic injury to the formative cells – the ameloblasts. Clinically, enamel hypoplasia i..
Since man broke from the natural food chain & developed new energy resources and applied technology to food processing, our dietary habits have undergone major changes, both the qualitative nature of our diet and pattern of eating have changed and are still changing. Ingestion of food may af..
Vitamin D along with parathyroid hormone and calcitonin play primary roles in regulating the concentration of calcium and inorganic phosphate in the plasma and extracellular fluids, in regulating the movement of these ions into and out of cells and in controlling the mineralization of bones and..
Beyond the classical Hopewood and Vipeholm studies, data on cariogenicity of foods in humans are sparse. It is not practical to subject the myriads of foods developed by new technological processes to clinical trials. We have to rely upon epidemiological studies, laboratory data, dental plaque s..
Ideally every body wants to have carious free mouth with no decay and where dental filling is not required. But this is not the case always. Because of unhealthy eating habits and practice of poor oral hygiene the teeth get caries. When the teeth get carious, to save them they have to be filled..
The word “CARIES” is derived from the Latin word meaning ‘ROT’ or ‘DECAY’. Dental caries, also known as dental decay or a cavity is an infectious microbiological disease that results in localized demineralization of the inorganic portion and destruction of the..
Dental Caries is one of the most common infectious dental diseases known to man. The three main factors which are responsible for the tooth decay are
(1) Host i.e. Tooth
(2) Microbes i.e. Bacteria
(a) Physical Factors
Cariogenic diet means the diet which can cause caries or we say which has potential to cause caries if the precautions are not taken. Before saying that whether particular diet is cariogenic or not, various factors have to be considered like
Type of the diet
How much time it takes..
The main cause of caries is the food impaction. The bacteria present in the mouth ferment the food and produce acid. This acid causes the decay of the tooth and we have the carious tooth. So if we want to have the caries free mouth diet modification is very important. All types of food do not ca..
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