Arrest of root surface caries in situ.

  title={Arrest of root surface caries in situ.},
  author={Bente Nyvad and Jacob Bob M Ten Cate and Ole Fejerskov},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  volume={76 12},
This study tests the hypothesis that daily oral hygiene combined with topical fluoride arrests active root-surface caries lesions without changing the mineral content of the lesions. Therefore, changes in mineral content and distribution were studied in root surfaces during caries lesion development and subsequent arrest of lesion progression in situ. In 18 subjects, lesions were developed during 3 months in sound root-surface specimens inserted into lower partial dentures. After 3 months… CONTINUE READING
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