Risk Classification: The moderate
risk patient (caries active or inactive).
- Host Factors:
- Will have several white spot lesions that may be caries
active (white spot surface is rough and not shinny) or caries inactive (white
spot area is smooth and shinny). See diagnosing
white spot lesions.
- Check past dental and medical history.
- No cavitated lesions.
- Has a moderate DMF with D= 0.
surfaces are involved should be noted.
- Check fluoride intake.
- Check salivary flow rate.
- Diet Factors:
- Bacterial Factors:
- MS test is not required since morphology of enamel
white spot lesion is a good indicator of caries activity.
- Lactobacilli test may have a use in caries
activity determination. This test helps to monitor sugar intake.
- To help verify the patient as caries active:
- Use white spot caries activity evaluation, which surfaces
are involved and clinical assessment.