Resistance of the Enamel to Dental Caries

@article{Darling1963ResistanceOT,
  title={Resistance of the Enamel to Dental Caries},
  author={A. I. Darling},
  journal={Journal of Dental Research},
  year={1963},
  volume={42},
  pages={488 - 496}
}
  • A. I. Darling
  • Published 1 January 1963
  • Materials Science
  • Journal of Dental Research
Studies on the pathology of caries of the dental enamel have shown quite clearly that some enamel structures are more resistant to attack than others. Miller' observed that those areas of the enamel that had been subject to natural attrition showed greater damage from artificial caries than did those with intact, unabraded surfaces. Applebaum2 demonstrated by microradiography that in the early lesion of enamel caries, before cavitation, the surface zone of the enamel over the carious lesion… 

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