Revista de la Asociación Dental Mexicana

Contenido por año, Vol. y Num.

Índice de este artículo

Información General

Instrucciones para Autores

Mensajes al Editor



>Revistas >Revista de la Asociación Dental Mexicana >Año 2013, No. 2

Cuadrado VDB, Peña CRE, Gómez CJF
El concepto de caries: hacia un tratamiento no invasivo
Rev ADM 2013; 70 (2)

Idioma: Español
Referencias bibliográficas: 49
Paginas: 54-60
Archivo PDF: 184.93 Kb.

Texto completo


En el presente artículo se abordan diferentes enfoques que enfatizan algunos aspectos relacionados con el concepto de la caries dental: el enfoque infeccioso de la caries, la perspectiva dietomicrobiana, el papel del pH de la biopelícula dental y finalmente el abordaje de la caries como el balance de la interacción de factores protectores que promueven la integridad del esmalte y los factores patológicos que conducen al desarrollo de lesiones cariosas, y cómo se han promovido acciones para el control de la enfermedad a partir de los diferentes enfoques.

Palabras clave: Concepciones de caries, caries como enfermedad.


  1. Anderson MH, Bales DJ, Omnell KA. Modern management of dental caries: the cutting edge is not the dental bur. J Am Dent Assoc 1993; 124(6): 37-44.

  2. Fontana M, Young DA, Wolff MS, Pitts NB, Longbottom C. Defining dental caries for 2010 and beyond. Dent Clin North Am 2010; 54(3): 423-440.

  3. Law V, Seow WK, Townsend G. Factors influencing oral colonization of Mutans streptococci in young children. Aust Dent J 2007; 52(2): 93-100; quiz 159.

  4. Berkowitz RJ, Jordan HV, White G. The early establishment of Streptococcus mutans in the mouths of infants. Arch Oral Biol 1975; 20(3): 171-174.

  5. Caufield PW, Cutter GR, Dasanayake AP. Initial acquisition of Mutans streptococci by infants: evidence for a discrete window of infectivity. J Dent Res 1993; 72(1): 37-45.

  6. Wan AK, Seow WK, Walsh LJ, Bird P, Tudehope DL, Purdie DM. Association of Streptococcus mutans infection and oral developmental nodules in pre-dentate infants. J Dent Res 2001; 80(10): 1945-1948.

  7. Köhler B, Andréen I, Jonsson B. The effect of caries-preventive measures in mothers on dental caries and the oral presence of the bacteria Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacilli in their children. Arch Oral Biol 1984; 29(11): 879-883.

  8. Söderling E, Isokangas P, Pienihäkkinen K, Tenovuo J. Influence of maternal xilitol consumption on acquisition of Mutans streptococci by infants. J Dent Res 2000; 79(3): 882-887.

  9. Aas JA, Griffen AL, Dardis SR, Lee AM, Olsen I, Dewhirst FE et al. Bacteria of dental caries in primary and permanent teeth in children and young adults. J Clin Microbiol 2008; 46(4): 1407-1417.

  10. Beighton D. The complex oral microflora of high-risk individuals and groups and its role in the caries process. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2005; 33(4): 248-255.

  11. Marsh PD. Are dental diseases examples of ecological catastrophes? Microbiology 2003; 149(Pt 2): 279-294.

  12. Kleinberg I. A mixed-bacteria ecological approach to understanding the role of the oral bacteria in dental caries causation: an alternative to Streptococcus mutans and the specific-plaque hypothesis. Crit Rev Oral Biol Med 2002; 13(2): 108-125.

  13. Hurlbutt M, Novy V, Young DA. Caries: a pH-mediated disease. CDHA Journal 2010; 25(1): 9-14.

  14. Autio-Gold J. The role of chlorhexidine in caries prevention. Oper Dent 2008; 33(6): 710-716.

  15. Rethman MP, Beltrán-Aguilar ED, Billings RJ, Hujoel PP, Katz BP, Milgrom P et al; American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs Expert Panel on Nonfluoride Caries-Preventive Agents. Nonfluoride caries-preventive agents: executive summary of evidence-based clinical recommendations. J Am Dent Assoc 2011; 142(9): 1065-1071.

  16. Kite OW. The prevention of tooth decay by tube-feeding. J Nutr 1950; 42(1): 89-105.

  17. Gustafsson BE, Quensel CE, Lanke LS, Lundqvist C, Grahnen H, Bonow BE et al. The Vipeholm dental caries study; the effect of different levels of carbohydrate intake on caries activity in 436 individuals observed for five years. Acta Odontol Scand 1954; 11(3-4): 232-264.

  18. Harris R. Biology of the children of Hopewood House, Bowral, Australia. 4. Observations on dental-caries experience extending over five years (1957-61). J Dent Res 1963; 42: 1387-1399.

  19. Toverud G. The influence of war and post-war conditions on the teeth of Norwegian school children. III. Discussion of food supply and dental condition in Norway and other European countries. Milbank Mem Fund Q 1957; 35(4): 373-459.

  20. Takeuchi M. Epidemiological study on dental caries in Japanese children, before, during and after World War II. Int Dent J 1961; 11: 443-457.

  21. Zero DT. Sugars -the arch criminal? Caries Res 2004; 38(3): 277-285.

  22. Mäkinen KK. Xylitol-based caries prevention: is there enough evidence for the existence of a specific xilitol effect? Oral Dis 1998; 4(4): 226-230.

  23. Shaw JH. Inability of low levels of sorbitol and mannitol to support caries activity in rats. J Dent Res 1976; 55(3): 376-382.

  24. Hanson J, Campbell L. Xylitol and caries prevention. J Mass Dent Soc 2011; 60(2): 18-21.

  25. Isokangas P, Alanen P, Tiekso J, Makinen KK. Xilitol chewing gum in caries prevention: a field study in children. J Am Dent Assoc 1988; 117(2): 315-320.

  26. Campus G, Cagetti MG, Sale S, Petruzzi M, Solinas G, Strohmenger L et al. Six months of high-dose xylitol in high-risk caries subjects-a 2-year randomized, clinical trial. Clin Oral Investig 2012; doi 10.1007/s00784-012-0774-5.

  27. Mühlemann HR, Regolati B, Marthaler TM. The effect on rat fissure caries of xylitol and sorbitol. Helv Odontol Acta 1970; 14(1): 48-50.

  28. Mäkinen KK et al. Oral biochemical status and depression of Streptococcus mutans in children during 24- to 36-month use of xylitol chewing gum. Caries Res 1989; 23: 261-267.

  29. Larmas M, Mäkinen KK, Scheinin A. Turku sugar studies VIII. Principal microbiological findings. Acta Odontol Scand 1975; 33 (Suppl. 70): 123-216.

  30. Hayes C. The effect of non-cariogenic sweeteners on the prevention of dental caries: a review of the evidence. J Dent Educ 2001; 65: 1106-9.

  31. Burt BA. The use of sorbitol- and xylitol-sweetened chewing gum in caries control. J Am Dent Assoc 2006; 137(2): 190-6.

  32. Rekola M. Comparative effects of xylitol- and sucrose sweetened chewing tablets and chewing gums on plaque quantity. Scand J Dent Res 1981; 89: 393-399.

  33. Söderling EM. Xylitol, Mutans streptococci, and dental plaque. Adv Dent Res 2009; 21: 74-78.

  34. Mäkinen KK et al. Stabilization of rampant caries: polyol gums and arrest of dentine caries in two long-term cohort studies in young subjects. Int Dent J 1995; 45: 93-107.

  35. Birkhed D. Cariologic aspects of xylitol and its use in chewing gum: a review. Acta Odontol Scand 1994; 52: 116-127.

  36. Featherstone JD. Caries prevention and reversal based on the caries balance. Pediatr Dent 2006; 28: 128-132.

  37. Food and Drug Administration, HHS. Food labeling: health claims; dietary noncariogenic carbohydrate sweeteners and dental caries. Final rule, Fed Regist 2006; 71(60):15559-64.

  38. Marsh PD. Contemporary perspective on plaque control. Br Dent J 2012; 212: 601-606.

  39. Featherstone JD, ten Cate JM, Shariati M, Arends J. Comparison of artificial caries-like lesions by quantitative microradiography and microhardness profiles. Caries Res 1983; 17(5): 385-391.

  40. LeGeros RZ. Calcium phosphates in oral biology and medicine. Monogr Oral Sci 1991; 15: 1-201.

  41. ten Cate JM, Larsen MJ, Pearce EI, Fejerskov O. Chemical interactions between the tooth and oral fluids. In: Fejerskov O, Kidd E: Dental caries. The disease and its clinical management. Blackwell Munksgaard ltd. Second edition, 2008.

  42. Featherstone JD, Rodgers BE. Effect of acetic, lactic and other organic acids on the formation of artificial carious lesions. Caries Res 1981; 15(5): 377-385.

  43. Featherstone JD. Dental caries: a dynamic disease process. Aust Dent J 2008; 53(3): 286-291.

  44. Dawes C. What is the critical pH and why does a tooth dissolve in acid? J Can Dent Assoc 2003; 69(11): 722-724.

  45. Featherstone JD. The science and practice of caries prevention. J Am Dent Assoc 2000; 131(7): 887-899.

  46. Featherstone JD. The caries balance: the basis for caries management by risk assessment. Oral Health Prev Dent 2004; 2(Suppl 1): 259-264.

  47. ten Cate JM, Featherstone JD. Mechanistic aspects of the interactions between fluoride and dental enamel. Crit Rev Oral Biol Med 1991; 2(3): 283-296.

  48. Jenson L, Budenz AW, Featherstone JD, Ramos-Gomez FJ, Spolsky VW, Young DA. Clinical protocols for caries management by risk assessment. J Calif Dent Assoc 2007; 35(10): 714-723.

  49. Pickett FA. Nonfluoride caries-preventive agents: new guidelines. J Contemp Dent Pract 2011; 12(6): 469-474.

>Revistas >Revista de la Asociación Dental Mexicana >Año2013, No. 2

· Indice de Publicaciones 
· ligas de Interes 

Derechos Resevados 2019