smooth surface caries

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smooth sur·face car·ies

caries initiated on the smooth surfaces of teeth.

smooth sur·face ca·ries

(smūdh sŭrfăs karēz)
Caries initiated on smooth surfaces of teeth.
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Any sign of smooth surface caries in a child < 3 y.
Severity of of dental caries caries Slight Moderate Extensive Smooth surface caries Control 35.
The panel recommended establishing priorities on the basis of eruptive patterns, control of smooth surface caries through the use of fluorides, known population groups with special needs, and those without access to restorative dental care.