Occlusal 'hidden caries'.

  title={Occlusal 'hidden caries'.},
  author={Karin L Weerheijm},
  journal={Dental update},
  volume={24 5},
The term 'hidden caries' is used to describe a carious lesion seen in dentine on a bitewing radiograph where clinically the occlusal enamel appears sound or only minimally demineralized. The relative rise in the number of clinically sound occlusal surfaces over the past two decades could be a reason why hidden caries has come into sharper focus for practitioners and researchers. Dentists, routinely examining children who are clinically caries-free, may be shocked to discover a large lesion on a… CONTINUE READING