Evidence-Based Caries Prevention

  • Ece Eden

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Jo E. Frencken
    Pages 1-11
  3. Hervé Tassery, David J. Manton
    Pages 13-39
  4. Soraya C. Leal, Bente Nyvad
    Pages 41-56
  5. Eşber Çağlar, Özgür Ö. Kuşcu
    Pages 87-106
  6. Jo E. Frencken
    Pages 107-122
  7. Francisco Ramos-Gomez, Cor van Loveren
    Pages 143-161
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 185-189

About this book


This book aims to define the etiological factors in dental caries and to guide the clinician towards methods of caries prevention that are evidence based. The coverage includes discussion of the active role of the biofilm and the oral environment and emphasizes the multifactorial etiology of dental caries. The opening chapters describe the early detection and diagnosis of dental caries, highlight the value of caries risk assessment to the patient, and explain the dynamic process of the demineralization–remineralization cycle. Information is presented on the action of fluoride, and the evidence relating to the use and effectiveness of remineralization agents and biomimetic materials is reviewed. Additionally, the effects of antimicrobials such as chlorhexidine and ozone are summarized. Further chapters focus on dietary counseling (with information on sweeteners and probiotics), the effectiveness of sealants in caries prevention, and resin infiltration. The philosophy of prophylaxis and ways to improve patient compliance and achieve proper mechanical plaque removal are discussed. The book is concluded with a chapter discussing preventive actions in representative cases.


Caries Risk Fluoride Resin Infiltration Sealant Tooth Remineralisation

Editors and affiliations

  • Ece Eden
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Dentistry, Department of PedodonticsEge UniversityİzmirTurkey

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-40032-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-40034-1
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