ISSN 2321–3647
Sun, 19 Nov 2017

A Widely Growing Disease of Teeth: Dental Caries


Gaurav Solanki*1

1.Jodhpur National University, Jhanwar Road, Narnadi, Jodhpur-324003



Dental caries called as tooth decay is basically a disease in which bacterial processes changes carbohydrate to acid. This acid then dematerializes the hard tooth structure. They are produced when demineralization amount exceeds the remineralization amount. streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus are the bacteria responsible for the dental caries. This article throws light on the dental caries disease, its sign and symptoms, treatment, prevention and risk factors associated with it. A review of some patents on dental caries is also provided that summarizes the recent technical advancements taken place in this area.

Keywords: Dental caries, causes, diagnosis, treatment, patents.

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