arrested caries


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arrested caries

Apparent lack of progress in a carious lesion as a result of remineralization.
See also: caries
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EPMA studies have shown that the fluoride ions in Riva Star penetrate through a carious lesion into the sound dentine beneath at concentrations up to 2 percent, effectively killing all the bacteria within the lesion and creating a high fluoride layer of arrested caries turning the carious dentine into a decay resisC.