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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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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the cariostatic effect of crude and petroleum ether fractions of Trachyspermum ammi against Streptococcus mutans and in the distribution of caries lesions in the oral cavity of rats.
Moreno, Physicochemical Perspectives on the Cariostatic Mechanisms of Systemic and Topical Fluorides, J.
The cariostatic properties of phytate led to a number of patents in which it is incorporated in commercial oral care products such as dentrifices, mouth rinses, dental cements and cleaning agents for dentures [41].
I realized that if I could change the normal crystals to the same chemistry as those observed in the carious lesions, they should have the same cariostatic (properties)," recalls Johansen, now dean of the Tufts School of Dental Medicine in Boston.
CaviStat's active ingredients, which are natural compounds found in saliva, are salts comprised of arginine and calcium linked to a cariostatic anion.
Milk and dairy products have a low cariogenic potential, but they are also claimed to be cariostatic [Johansson, 2002].
Eating fermentable carbohydrates at the beginning of a meal or between other cariostatic foods such as protein and fat means less cariogenic potential.
Partial caries removal and cariostatic materials in carious primary molar teeth: a randomised controlled clinical trial.
It has been shown to possess two types of cariostatic substances, one showing anti-glycosyltranferase activity and the other antibacterial activity [Osawa et al.
Fluoride release and cariostatic ability of a compomer and a resin-modified glass ionomer cement used for orthodontic bonding.
GICs have a physical-chemical bonding to dentine, providing a cariostatic effect and thoroughly sealing the cavity [Kidd, 1978; Aboush, 1986].