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Saliva, Remineralization And Dental Caries

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Along with preventive therapies, optimal salivary action can promote remineralization and reverse lesion development in patients with dental caries.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe the cyclical process of tooth demineralization and remineralization.
  2. Explain saliva’s role in caries risk assessment and demineralization/remineralization.
  3. Discuss clinical strategies and tools for assessing and managing caries risk, and assisting remineralization of tooth structure.

This course was issued in the April 2019 issue and expires 4/30/22. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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