Dental Plaque and Caries
Author: Sanketh DS, MDS
Dental caries is a microbial disease of the calcified tissues of the tooth, characterised by demineralization of the inorganic portion and dissolution of the organic portion of the tooth. It is a dynamic process where the balance between mineralization and demineralization tilts in favour of demineralization. This balance depends on several factors like structure of tooth, dental plaque, saliva, micro-organisms, diet consumed and frequency of food consumption. A significant factor influencing the formation of dental caries is “dental plaque”.
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