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Cariogenicity tests.


Imfeld, T (1994). Cariogenicity tests. Advances in Dental Research, 8(2):225-228.

Abstract

An American Dental Association Scientific Consensus Conference on Methods for the Assessment of the Cariogenic Potential (CP) of Foods was held in San Antonio, Texas, in 1985. The aim was to establish a scientific consensus regarding methods to assess the CP of foods. As a result, a sequential food-testing program was proposed involving Animal Caries, Human Plaque Acidity, and Demineralization/Remineralization Models. Two categories of CP--namely, no CP and low CP--were included. The test protocol has hardly been followed since, primarily because the category of low CP was not considered useful in dietary counseling. It is advocated that research into possible caries-preventive factors of food will be more beneficial for improvements of the oral health of the general population than assessments of low CP.

Abstract

An American Dental Association Scientific Consensus Conference on Methods for the Assessment of the Cariogenic Potential (CP) of Foods was held in San Antonio, Texas, in 1985. The aim was to establish a scientific consensus regarding methods to assess the CP of foods. As a result, a sequential food-testing program was proposed involving Animal Caries, Human Plaque Acidity, and Demineralization/Remineralization Models. Two categories of CP--namely, no CP and low CP--were included. The test protocol has hardly been followed since, primarily because the category of low CP was not considered useful in dietary counseling. It is advocated that research into possible caries-preventive factors of food will be more beneficial for improvements of the oral health of the general population than assessments of low CP.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Clinic for Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology and Cariology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:1 July 1994
Deposited On:11 Feb 2008 12:24
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:19
Publisher:International & American Associations for Dental Research
ISSN:0895-9374
Related URLs:http://adr.iadrjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/8/2/225
PubMed ID:7865080

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