• limitations
  • Certain limitations of the studies were the inadequate analysis of the experimental protocols, the widespread sample use of the third molar, mistakes in sample handling and the limited number of studies evaluating the detection capability of DD and DDPen for secondary caries. (stomaeduj.com)
  • plaque
  • The mechanism of dental caries involves the initial formation of a biofilm, or dental plaque, com-prised of a sticky glucose polymer (glucan) that is produced by S. mutans in which oral bacteria, food debris and salivary components can become trapped. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)