Up Your Knowledge on Remineralization
Even with an ever broadening knowledge base on its etiology and prevention methods, dental caries remains a significant oral health problem across the globe. As oral health professionals, we are charged with helping our patients improve their dental health and avoid decay. Remineralization strategies can help support these efforts. Take this quick quiz to test your knowledge of remineralization.
Regardless of advances in science and prevention methods, tooth decay remains the most common chronic childhood illness today.
Untreated dental caries affects what percentage of the world’s children?
Untreated tooth decay negatively impacts patients’ quality of life.
Fluoride is a key catalyst in the remineralization process, whether it is present in saliva or through topical products.
Patients at high or very high caries risk and those with xerostomia must use external sources of fluoride, calcium, and phosphate to prevent tooth decay.
Amorphous calcium phosphate is found in which dental product?
Casein phosphopeptides-ACP uses a destabilized form of ACP to exert its anti-cavity properties.
Which remineralizing therapy was originally designed to help regrow bone?
Products with tri-calcium phosphate are designed to provide which benefit?
Please select 2 correct answers
Preventive therapies containing calcium and phosphate compounds provide better remineralization potential than saliva alone.
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