Flashcards in Caries Deck (18):
What is the name of the bacteria that initiates tooth decay?
What bacteria is found in dental plaque?
What is the name of the bacteria that continues tooth decay?
What makes the bacteria become harmful?
Non milk extrinsic sugars
Where are intrinsic sugars found?
What are the most damaging NME's?
Sucrose and glucose
What are the three components of plaque?
What is the name of the process that involves mineralised structures being dissolved by acid?
What neutralises acid?
What is the process of acid neutralisation causing the demineralised area to be restored?
What is the natural ph within the mouth
What is considered to be the 'danger' zone within the oh balance
What probe is used to detect inter proximal caries?
What is class l?
Caries affecting pits and fissures
What is class ll?
Caries affecting inter proximal areas of posterior teeth
What is class lll?
Caries affecting interproximal areas of anterior teeth
What is class lV?
Caries affecting the interproximal areas of anterior teeth that incorporate the incisal edge