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Candidiasis

superficial infection caused by a yeastlike fungus

Dental sealant

Coating that covers the occlusal pits and fissures of teeth.

Gingivitis

Inflammation of the gingival tissue

Periodontal

Referring to the periodontium

Leukoplakia

formation of white spots or patches on the oral mucosa

Tooth Decay

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Inflammation

Protective response of the tissues to irritation or njury

Acute Inflammation

minimal & short lasting injury to tissue

Chronic Inflammation

continuous injury or irritation to tissue

Caries

The infectious disease process of tooth decay

Supragingival

Referring to the area above the gingiva

Lactobacilli

bacteria that produce lactic acid from carbohydrates

Xerostomia

dryness of the mouth caused by reduction of saliva

Cariogenic

Producing or promoting tooth decay

Pathology

is the study of diseases in the oral cavity

Rampant caries

decay that developes rapidly and is widespread throughout the mouth

Cavitation

formation of a cavity or hole

Preventive dentistry

Program of patient education, use of fluorides, application of dental sealants, proper nutrition, and plaque control.

demineralization

loss of minerals from tooth

abscess

localized area of pus originating from an infection

periodontium

Structures that surround, support and are attached to the teeth.

Fluoride

A topical agent used to produce a stronger, calcified structure

Biopsy

emoval of tissue from living patients for diagnosis examination

Lymphadenopathy

disease or swelling of the lymph nodes

Incipient caries

tooth decay that is beginning to form or become apparent

Subgingival

Referring to the area below the gingiva

Xylitol

ingredient in chewing gum that has an antibacterial effect against decay causing bacteria

Plaque

Soft deposit on teeth that consists of bacteria and bacterial byproducts

Matans Streptococci

type of bacteria primarily responsible for caries

Calculus

Calcium and phosphate salts in saliva that become mineralized and adhere to tooth surfaces

Periodontists

Inflammatory disease of the supporting tissues of the teeth.

Remineralization

replacement of minerals in the tooth

Nutrients

Organic and inorganc chemicals in food that supple engergy

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