Valuation of the risk of dental caries: a tool for the comprehensive dental care of the child
Keywords:Caries risk, Risk assessment, Caries prevention, Pediatric dental care
This article explores the state of the art about caries risk assessment, and its importance in a contemporary preventive approach based on new concepts about the caries process. After a review of the factors proposed for the determination of individual caries risk and the progression of dental caries, an analysis about the possibilities of risk assessment and its contribution towards a comprehensive dental care for the pediatric patient is offered.
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