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1

which 1 type of microorganism causes caries?

acid producing bacteria

2

what does caries present as?

sensitivity, pain, swelling

3

what treatments are available for caries?

- filling
- extraction
- crown
- root canal

4

how can caries be prevented?

- brushing with fluoride tooth paste
- flossing
- fluoride mouthwash
- diet

5

give the definition of caries

plaque related disease, dependant on the presence of simple sugars in the diet, driven by the frequency of eating simple carbohydrates, modified by fluoride, salivary flow and composition of saliva

6

what 4 things does caries need to develop?

- susceptible tooth surface
- bacteria (plaque)
- substrate (sugar)
- time

7

name plaque traps

- pits and fissures
- inter proximal areas
- smooth surfaces
- tooth surfaces

8

where would iatrogenic caries occur?

- round restoration margins
- crowns/bridges/inlays/onlays
- around orthodontic appliances

9

caries can be classified as primary or secondary, what is primary caries?

unrestored tooth

10

caries can be classified as primary or secondary, what is secondary caries?

on previous restorations