active caries

ac·tive car·ies

microbially induced lesions of the teeth that are increasing in size.

ac·tive ca·ries

(aktiv karēz)
Microbially induced lesions of growing teeth.
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The device has a CE Mark in Europe and Calcivis recently reported that a first clinical study met its primary performance endpoint relating to the System's ability to identify early active caries lesions.
Based on these gaps of knowledge, there is good reason to study the relationship between the frequency of active caries disease in the primary and permanent dentitions.
The aim of this study was to investigate if active caries disease in the primary dentition can be used as a long-term predictor of active caries disease in the permanent dentition.
DFT (dft) was used as an indicator of caries experience and DS (ds) as an indicator of active caries disease.
Table 3 shows the relationship between active caries disease (ds/DS) and caries experience (dft/DFT) at different ages.
To investigate the relationships between active caries disease in the primary dentition and active caries disease at 19 years of age, a logistic regression was conducted (Table 4) with gender and ds at three and six years as the independent variables.
Active caries disease in six-year-olds was used as a test to predict active caries disease in 19-year-olds.
5) Hand instruments, fluoride-releasing glass ionomer materials, and simple dental supplies/materials are basic components of an oral health care strategy that would allow a health care provider to treat active caries, (5) The training is rudimentary, but ART is an effective means of providing care to vulnerable populations.
By far the most commonly mentioned negative aspect is the black staining that accompanies its use when applied to active caries, (9-13), (16-20) as well as the possible staining of neighboring glass ionomer cements.
17) Chlorhexidine is a topical rinse that kills Streptococcus mutans which can be professionally prescribed after removing active caries.
Previously, they had found that certain mineral crystals appeared to survive -- even grow -- in the acid environment of active caries.
Preventive interventions (such as the topical application of fluoride) are advocated for children with active caries [Fayle et al.