Achieving pH Neutralization
CE Sponsored by Church & Dwight
Optimal pH levels help support remineralization and maintain homeostasis in the oral microbiome.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Describe the concepts of homeostasis, symbiosis, and dysbiosis in the oral microbiome, and the role of saliva and oral pH levels in these processes.
- Explain how dietary choices and mechanical forces, including plaque removal and introducing remineralizing ions, can affect the demineralization/remineralization of tooth structure.
- Discuss the importance of evidence-based recommendations in the prevention and management of dental caries and other dental diseases.
This course was issued in September 2019 and expires September 2022. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.