Tag Archives: decay

How to prevent child cavities

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How to prevent child cavities! Wheaton Pediatric Dentist & Orthodontist – Recommendations for a “NO CAVITIES” kid! Want to know how to prevent child cavities?  Read on!  As a mom of 3 young children & an orthodontist, I often witness frustration from parents when their children as young as 2 has cavities.  They often say, […]

Dental caries – decay – cavity – cavities

Managing dental caries

Dental caries – Decay – Cavity – Cavities Dental caries is the name of a disease resulting from ecologic shift within the dental biofilm that we maintain with frequent consumption of fermentable dietary carbohydrates. This results in an imbalance between demineralization and remineralization and eventually in the loss of dental hard tissue. What is dental […]

Partial caries removal vs. stepwise

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Deep caries removal – Partial caries removal, stepwise, or all at once? Stepwise caries removal is more successful and direct pulp capping and parial pulpotomy can have very low success rates. 2010 Bjørndal Eur J Oral Sci. Single step, partial decay removal has high success rate over 3 years=91% (use glass ionomer liner under comp […]

Peptide P 11-4

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Peptide P 11-4  A novel dental decay treatment to be watched.  This might be better at preventing or repairing minor or early decay rather than advanced decay.  It appears to have been tested on lesions that were just de-calcified areas and not true decay yet.  Not sure how the before and after results were quantified […]