Dental caries is a complex, preventable and, at the initial stages, reversible disease caused by
a number of disease promoting factors operating simultaneously on a vulnerable tooth site.
About Dental Caries from Best Dental Clinic in Bharath Nagar
The ‘caries process’ is the name given to the repeated sequence of changes going on at the
junction between the outer surface of the tooth and the layer of plaque/ biofilm that builds
o If in the case of a particular ‘caries lesion’ on a tooth surface, the balance over time is
that more tooth mineral is lost from the tooth than is replaced back into it, then
dental caries will start, or, if there is already an initial caries lesion present, the caries
lesion will progress to a more advanced stage.
o Or, if in the case of a particular caries lesion on a tooth surface, the balance over
time is that more tooth mineral is deposited on and into the outer surface of the
tooth than is lost from the tooth by the acid attack, then dental caries will not start,
or if there is already a ‘caries lesion’ present, the lesion should STOP or regress to a