subsurface lesion

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sub·sur·face le·sion

(sŭb'sŭr'făs lē'zhŭn)
Demineralized area below the surface of the enamel created by acid that has passed through micropores between enamel rods; subject to remineralization.
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Remineralization of enamel subsurface lesions by sugar-free chewing gum containing casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate.
Shen et al., "Consumption of milk with added casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate remineralizes enamel subsurface lesions in situ" Australian Dental Journal, vol.