Flashcards in Module 24 ch 26 Deck (26)
There is a constant process of _____ and ______ on the tooth surface.
The basic caries process starts with?
The acidogenic bacteria metabolize ______ which produces an _____
fermentable carbs we ingest
_____ bacteria are most active during the initial stages of demineralization
Lactobacilli are most active during the _____
progression of the cavity
Transmission of acidogenic bacteria to a child is usually from?
infected family members
What are some types of fermentable carbs?
___ of ingestion of sugary foods has a strong influence on amount of acid produced.
The acid produced by the bacteria dissolves the ______ and _____ ions of enamel and dentin?
Remineralization can ___ or halt the demineralization process
Saliva acts to ___ acids and supply ____ to the tooth
______ is a continuous source for fluoride transport to the tooth.
Fluoride can inhibit _____ in the biofilm
A cavity is the ______ of the caries infection
The ______ is an invisible lesion
An early subsurface infection is generally ______
A white area Lesion can be seen by?
drying surface and viewing under bright light
What are the stages of Dental Caries
Early Subsurface Infection
White Lesion Advanced
What caries needs x-rays to confirm depth
What x-rays are used to detect root caries
X-rays can't reveal true depth of early caries not extending into dentin?
Patients with one or more cavitated lesions are assigned a CAMBRA _____ level
A CAMBRA extreme risk level is assigned when _______ is present in addition to _____ lesions
A first approach to treating caries as a disease is to eliminate?
______ gum can reduce levels of streptococcus mutans