cariostatic


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cariostatic

[¦kar·ē·ə¦stad·ik]
(physiology)
Acting to halt bone or tooth decay.
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The cariostatic benefit from water fluoridation is indisputable, but there has been debate over the past 60 years on possible adverse effects from fluoride on human health.
Patients should be encouraged to include cariostatic food factors such as proteins, cheeses and grains in their diet.
Unlike other polyols, the product has a cariostatic effect, actively preventing more caries from forming.
Rolla, On the Role of Calcium Fluoride in the Cariostatic Mechanism of Fluoride, Acta Odontol.
Danisco is the world's leading supplier of xylitol, the cariostatic bulk sweetener, recognized worldwide for its unique dental benefits.
275S-283S, 1995) reports, "It is now well established that the formation of dental cavities is multifactorial, depending on a complex process of factors including the type and form of carbohydrate, the time in the mouth and the amount and action of the saliva, bacteria in plaque, as well as cariostatic factors such as fluoride and oral hygiene.
In: Proceedings of the Conference on the Clinical Testing of Cariostatic Agents, Chicago:American Dental Association, 1972;87-88.
They also are trying to develop adhesive cariostatic cements.