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Pit and Fissure Caries

Course Author(s): American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Pit and Fissure Caries

Dental caries can readily begin on biting surfaces of posterior teeth, in pits, fissures, and defects of the enamel. The enamel at the base of pits and fissures is frequently thin. Additionally, the plaque collected in these areas is not easily removed by normal oral hygiene measures such as tooth brushing.

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