Root-surface caries in rats and humans: inhibition by a non-antimicrobial property of tetracyclines.


The incidence of root caries has been found to increase as the population ages and as edentulism becomes less prevalent due to improved dental awareness and care, and as exposure of roots due to gingival recession has also increased in the elderly. The mechanism of root caries is thought to be mediated by both bacterial and mammalian proteases produced by… (More)


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