Cariology and Comprehensive Care

Cariogenesis is a infectious microbiologic disease of teeth that results in localize teeth Tooth decay, breakdown of teeth due to acids made by bacteria. The cause of caries is acid from bacteria dissolving the hard tissues of the teeth, Simple sugars in food are these bacteria's primary energy source and thus a diet high in simple sugar is a risk factor. When mineral breakdown is greater than build up from sources such as saliva, caries results. regular cleaning of the teeth, a diet low in sugar, and small amounts of fluoride can Prevent dental caries. Globally, approximately 3 billion people have dental caries in their permanent teeth. The World Health Organization estimates that nearly all adults have dental caries at some point in time. In baby teeth it affects about 9% of the population.

  • Track 1-1 Dental Anthropology
  • Track 2-2 Cariogenic Foods and Healthy Eating
  • Track 3-3 Oral Biology
  • Track 4-4 Personalized Medicine
  • Track 5-5 Tooth Decay

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