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Dental caries

Dental caries: Introduction

Dental caries: A destructive process causing decalcification of the tooth enamel leading to cavitation of the tooth. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Dental caries is available below.

Symptoms of Dental caries

Treatments for Dental caries

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Dental caries?

Dental caries: Related Patient Stories

Dental caries: Deaths

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Alternative Treatments for Dental caries

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Dental caries may include:

  • Avoid sugar
  • Avoid soda with phosphoric acid
  • Liquid multimineral supplement
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Dental caries: Complications

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Causes of Dental caries

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Disease Topics Related To Dental caries

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Dental caries: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Dental caries: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Dental caries

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Latest Treatments for Dental caries

Evidence Based Medicine Research for Dental caries

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Research about Dental caries

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Clinical Trials for Dental caries

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Statistics for Dental caries

Dental caries: Broader Related Topics

Dental caries Message Boards

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Definitions of Dental caries:

Localized destruction of the tooth surface initiated by decalcification of the enamel followed by enzymatic lysis of organic structures and leading to cavity formation. If left unchecked, the cavity may penetrate the enamel and dentin and reach the pulp. The three most prominent theories used to explain the etiology of the disease are that acids produced by bacteria lead to decalcification; that micro-organisms destroy the enamel protein; or that keratolytic micro-organisms produce chelates that lead to decalcification. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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