Care of incipient carious
lesions as well as care of established caries is changing
toward improving outcomes.
Evaluating then lowering the carious
risk is a "must" in any dental office taking
care of health and aesthetics.
Individual dental prophylaxis offers a protocol
for the evaluation of the carious risk, then for the reduction
of this risk.
A customized treatment protocol tends to achieve through successive
steps an optimized risk for each individual.
Surface treatments have a direct impact on
dental tissues and may be sufficient to stop or even reverse
Treatment of enamel incipient lesions as well as chemical
treatment of carious dentin aims not only at keeping a maximum
of dental tissues but also at taking advantage in using natural
defences of the tooth to limit recurrences.
Association of a medical treatment and of
non-invasive operative treatments leads to new prospects of