Prevention and reversal of dental caries: role of low level fluoride.

  title={Prevention and reversal of dental caries: role of low level fluoride.},
  author={John D. B. Featherstone},
  journal={Community dentistry and oral epidemiology},
  volume={27 1},
Dental caries is a bacterially based disease that progresses when acid produced by bacterial action on dietary fermentable carbohydrates diffuses into the tooth and dissolves the mineral, that is, demineralization. Pathological factors including acidogenic bacteria (mutans streptococci and lactobacilli), salivary dysfunction, and dietary carbohydrates are related to caries progression. Protective factors which include salivary calcium, phosphate and proteins, salivary flow, and fluoride in… CONTINUE READING
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