cariogenic challenge

car·i·o·gen·ic chal·lenge

(karē-ō-jenik chalĕnj)
Exposure of a tooth surface to an acid attack that may lead to caries.

cariogenic challenge,

n an episode in which tooth enamel is exposed to acid, a byproduct of cariogenic foods and plaque bacteria.
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infLuence of eR:yAG LAseR on micRoHARdness of enAmeL AdJAcent to RestoRAtions submitted to cARioGenic cHALLenGe in situ.
25,32) In experiments designed to evaluate the anticaries effect of low-fluoride toothpastes under different cariogenic conditions, it was demonstrated that, for caries-active children (33) or for those subject to a high cariogenic challenge (biofilm accumulation and exposure to sugar 6-8 times/day), (28) low-fluoride toothpaste is significantly less effective than conventional fluoride toothpaste (1100 ppm F) in controlling caries progression.
A mathematical model of the influence of salivary urea on the pH of fasted dental plaque and on the changes occurring during a cariogenic challenge.
Low molecular carbohydrates in the diet (white flour and sugar) are known to be metabolized by oral bacteria and provide a cariogenic challenge to tooth surfaces.
Thus, a concentration of 1100 [micro]g F/g might not be high enough to reduce dentine demineralization if this dental tissue is exposed to a high cariogenic challenge by biofilm accumulation and sugar exposure over time.
A dose-dependent effect has been demonstrated in the analysis of enamel resistance to a cariogenic challenge following the application of an acidulated phosphate fluoride (APF) or sodium fluoride (NaF) gel, with greater fluoride absorption and a more efficient reduction in demineralisation in enamel treated with APF than with NaF [Delbem and Cury, 2002].
The number of affected teeth typically increases as the cariogenic challenge persists.
At eight times each day (at 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 14:00, 15:30, 17:00, and 19:00 h), the slabs were extraorally treated with a 20% sucrose solution as a cariogenic challenge.
The aims of this study were firstly to investigate the resistance to degradation of RMGIC and adhesive/CR restorations in sound and caries-affected primary dentine, submitted to load cycling and cariogenic challenge in vitro, by evaluating nanoleakage.
11] The bacteria are supplied with an abundant energy supply to produce acid, which prolongs the cariogenic challenge to teeth.
At the end of the cariogenic challenge, the biofilm adhering to the surface was carefully removed, and the specimens were washed with deionized water.
Few in vitro studies have evaluated the real influence of cariogenic challenge that simulates oral environment in shear bond strength tests.