Dental caries is a complicated multifactorial disease of epidemic levels. There currently are no 'silver bullets' or 'magic vaccines.' The disease is caused by an oral imbalance between risk factors for the disease and protective factors keeping patients healthy.
Balance, a guide for managing dental caries for patients and practitioners by V. Kim Kutsch, DMD, and Robert J. Bowers, addresses current trends in caries management including caries risk assessment, new detection technologies, and therapeutic strategies for the medical management of this disease. Balance is a simple guide for managing a complex disease.