The study of dental caries and its development is called Cariology. Dental caries is the scientific term for tooth decay or cavities. It is one of the most common, widespread persistent diseases and a major oral health problem in most industrialised countries, affecting 60–90% of school children and the vast majority of adults. Dental caries is caused by the action of acids on the enamel surface. The acid is produced when sugars (mainly sucrose) in foods or drinks react with bacteria present in the dental biofilm (plaque) on the tooth surface. The acid produced leads to a loss of calcium and phosphate from the enamel, this process is called demineralisation. The result is the formation of dental caries.
Dental Research and Management is an open access dentistry journal which publishes Research/Review/Mini-Review/Short communication/Case Reports related to Dentistry. Dental Research and Management publishes articles related to above but not limited to it. All the articles related to dentistry are published online and are available to the readers worldwide without any Subscription Charge. Dental Research and Management is the Journal maintained by Edelweiss publications, which ensures of Rapid Peer review with the help of its Editorial Board.