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Exerting an inhibitory action on the progress of dental caries.


Referring to a material or procedure that prevents or retards the formation and progression of dental caries.
[L. caries, decay, + G. statikos, bringing to a stop]


Exerting inhibitory action on progress of dental caries.
[L. caries, decay, + G. statikos, bringing to a stop]

cariostatic (ker´ēōstat´ik),

adj pertaining to the oils in fats that provide a protective coating for teeth to keep food particles from sticking and to prevent sugars and acids from entering or leaving plaque. See anticariogenic.
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Tenuta, How to Maintain a Cariostatic Fluoride Concentration in the Oral Environment, Advances in Dental Research, 20, 13 (2008).
Fluoride in this context provides both benefit and harmful effects: DF is considered as an unfortunate effect of the F, which simultaneously provides the abovementioned cariostatic effects.
These results demonstrate the effectiveness of SDF as a cariostatic agent and support the authors who promote its use.
Identification of cariostatic substances in the cacao bean husk: their anti-glucosyltransferase and antibacterial activities.
Patients should be encouraged to include cariostatic food factors such as proteins, cheeses and grains in their diet.
Unlike other polyols, the product has a cariostatic effect, actively preventing more caries from forming.
Rolla, On the Role of Calcium Fluoride in the Cariostatic Mechanism of Fluoride, Acta Odontol.
Danisco is the world's leading supplier of xylitol, the cariostatic bulk sweetener, recognized worldwide for its unique dental benefits.
In: Proceedings of the Conference on the Clinical Testing of Cariostatic Agents, Chicago:American Dental Association, 1972;87-88.