superficial infection caused by a yeastlike fungus
Coating that covers the occlusal pits and fissures of teeth.
Inflammation of the gingival tissue
Referring to the periodontium
formation of white spots or patches on the oral mucosa
Protective response of the tissues to irritation or njury
minimal & short lasting injury to tissue
continuous injury or irritation to tissue
The infectious disease process of tooth decay
Referring to the area above the gingiva
bacteria that produce lactic acid from carbohydrates
dryness of the mouth caused by reduction of saliva
Producing or promoting tooth decay
is the study of diseases in the oral cavity
decay that developes rapidly and is widespread throughout the mouth
formation of a cavity or hole
Program of patient education, use of fluorides, application of dental sealants, proper nutrition, and plaque control.
loss of minerals from tooth
localized area of pus originating from an infection
Structures that surround, support and are attached to the teeth.
A topical agent used to produce a stronger, calcified structure
emoval of tissue from living patients for diagnosis examination
disease or swelling of the lymph nodes
tooth decay that is beginning to form or become apparent
Referring to the area below the gingiva
ingredient in chewing gum that has an antibacterial effect against decay causing bacteria
Soft deposit on teeth that consists of bacteria and bacterial byproducts
type of bacteria primarily responsible for caries
Calcium and phosphate salts in saliva that become mineralized and adhere to tooth surfaces
Inflammatory disease of the supporting tissues of the teeth.
replacement of minerals in the tooth
Organic and inorganc chemicals in food that supple engergy