Title : Re-mineralizing agents in Dentistry
Dental caries has been a public health problem for many decades. Regardless of age, gender, and ethnicity, dental caries, a complex disease, affects a significant portion of the world’s population. Dental caries is a continuous process that starts from the level of initial demineralization, progresses to a non-cavitated white spot lesion, and often can cause dentinal involvement, eventually leading to cavitation. Modern dentistry aims to manage white spot lesions non-invasively through remineralization to arrest or revert disease progression. Remineralization is the process of depositing calcium and phosphate ions into crystal voids in demineralized enamel, thus producing net mineral gain. Present-day treatment aims at minimally invasive dentistry by early detection and management in a patient-friendly and minimally invasive manner. My presentation aims to provide in-depth knowledge of the natural phenomenon of enamel demineralization and remineralization while discussing novel remineralizing products aiming to treat them.
Audience Takes Away Notes:
- Incorporate remineralizing agents into your daily dental practice
- Materials and methods that prevent dental caries
- Practice preventative dentistry and help patients retain their natural teeth