caries prevention

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Activities and methods designed to stop the initiation of caries. Measures include reducing the amount and particularly the frequency of sugary intakes in the diet, modifying the saliva, mechanical removal of the plaque, and modification of the tooth surface by the use of fissure sealants or the application of fluoride, either in the water supply or topically by the use of fluoride toothpastes, gels, and mouthwashes.

Subjects: Dentistry.

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