white spot lesion


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white spot le·sion

(wīt spot lēzhŭn)
First sign of demineralization of the enamel surface of a tooth; produces a chalky white appearance.
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Effectiveness of pit and fissure sealants in reducing white spot lesions during orthodontic treatment.
Prevalence of white spot lesions in 19 year olds: a study on untreated and orthodontically treated persons 5 years after treatment.
The results show that the overall prevalence of white spot lesions in the test group patients was 87%, while it was 18% in control group.
Despite preventive measures improvements, development of white spot lesions is still a side effect that can't be ignored and should always be kept in mind by orthodontist before, during and after ini- tiating orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances.
Sometimes during remineralization of these white spot lesions stains get incorporated into the lesion leading to the formation of brown spots.
For white spot lesions in the cervical areas, a light-curing resin barrier material can be used.
I would recommend that all clinicians try the Icon product when attempting to remineralize white spot lesions, post orthodontic treatment.
Fisher's exact test revealed no statistically significant differences among children's oral hygiene quality and the same study variables tested for white spot lesions shown in Table 2.
Prevalence of white spot lesions in 19-year-olds: a study on untreated and orthodontically treated persons 5 years after treatment.
Fluoride for white spot lesions during orthodontic treatment.
2]) for controlling the carious development of white spot lesions (WSL).
The search for white spot lesions, allowing early intervention, has thus recently increased in importance.