2013, Number 2
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ABSTRACTThis article looks at a number of approaches emphasizing particular aspects relating to the concept of dental caries, i.e., caries as an infectious disease, caries as a dietomicrobial disease, the role of dental biofilm pH, and, finally, an approach to dental caries as the balance that results from the interaction of protective factors that promote enamel integrity and pathological factors that lead to the development of caries lesions, along with actions aimed at controlling the disease based on these diverse approaches.
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