Int J Stomatol ›› 2023, Vol. 50 ›› Issue (4): 395-400.doi: 10.7518/gjkq.2023046

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Reduction of the risk of caries after interproximal enamel reduction

Wang Gang(),Chen Zhuo.()   

  1. Dept. of Cariology and Endodontics, Stomatology Hospital, School of Stomatology, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Zhejiang Provincial Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases, Key Laboratory of Oral Biomedical Research of Zhejiang Pro-vince, Cancer Center of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310006, China
  • Received:2022-12-30 Revised:2023-02-15 Online:2023-07-01 Published:2023-06-21
  • Contact: Zhuo. Chen;
  • Supported by:
    “Pioneer” and “Leading Goose” Research and Development Program in Zhe-jiang Province(2022C03164)


Interproximal enamel reduction is a procedure where a small amount of enamel is removed from the ad-jacent surfaces of the teeth to relieve mild to moderate dental crowding or to improve the shape of the teeth. However, the increased roughness and decreased mineralization of enamel after the procedure and the hidden anatomical location lead to a significantly higher caries risk and a tendency to develop chalky lesions and even caries. Therefore, it is important to control the risk of caries on the enamel surface after interproximal enamel reduction. At present, there are several clinical measures to reduce the risk of caries after interproximal enamel reduction, including reasonable selection of interproximal enamel reduction instruments, immediate surface polishing, application of fluoride products, resin infiltration repair, and remineralization drug repair. This article reviews the latest research and therapeutic effects of these measures, providing a basis and new ideas for clinical treatment and basic research.

Key words: interproximal enamel reduction, risk of caries, fluoride products, resin infiltration, remineralization

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  • R 783.5

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