demineralization


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demineralization

[dē‚min·rə·lə′zā·shən]
(chemical engineering)
Removal of mineral constituents from water.
(medicine)
Removal or loss of minerals and salts from the body, especially by disease.
In particular, the continual dissolving of tooth mineral that occurs at the surface of teeth as the result of the action of weak acids created by plaque-formingbacteria.
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Corazon's unique aortic valve demineralization device is the only treatment positioned to restore native valve function.
5) The fluoride ions reduce the rate of tooth enamel demineralization and increase the rate of remineralization of cavities in their early stages.
Demineralization, protein matrix destruction and deposition of small amorphous mineral precipitates have been reported to affect prism periphery.
Due to the demineralization, the organic content of the oil shale sample increased [14, 15], which could then be easily and quickly heated.
A combination of chemical and biological methods can also be used: Manni, Ghorbel-Bellaaj, Jellouli, Younes and Nasri (2010) achieved demineralization by acid treatment (HCl 1,5 M, 6 hours) and the deproteination by using extracellular proteases isolated from B.
Demineralization solution in the form of acetic acid (CH3COOH) and hydrochloric acid (HCl) is made with the concentration of one molar each.
1 The demineralization of enamel causes dissolution of HAP crystals, which occurs as a result of intake of acidic food, beverages and bad oral hygiene ultimately leading to cavitation and caries.
Clinically, demineralization occurs, with erosion of tooth surfaces and caries being evident.
In the second part of questionnaire, questions were asked regarding the preventive measures used by orthodontists when demineralization is noticed developing during orthodontic treatment.
The aim of this pilot study was thus to evaluate in situ the effect of 1100 [micro]g F/g toothpaste on the progression of root dentine demineralization.
A modified pH cycling model to evaluate fluoride effect on enamel demineralization.