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.
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 incipient
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 treatment.