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She was healthy, active, dentally developmentally advanced, had no radiographic decay, and had decent hygiene. She was a young girl that fit the classic profile of “low risk”. Following her cleaning and air polishing, we scanned all
of posterior teeth with the Diagnodent and determined that teeth #18, #20, #21, #28 and #29 and #31 had readings that indicated carious lesions into dentin were present on the occlusal surfaces. Tooth #30 had a direct resin restoration placed by another provider two years prior to her initial visit with me. These teeth were scheduled for caries removal using microscope enhanced air abrasion. Once the lesions were removed, the regions were restored with GC Fuji IX GP. Due to financial constraints, treatment for #31 was delayed for a future visit and ultimately, was never completed.
This girl disappeared from
the practice for the next five
years before returning toward
the end of 2015 for a cleaning
and check-up. Examination
revealed that there had
been significant oral changes
over that five year period.
In discussions with her, she
had revealed that she had
become bulimic about three
years ago as a way to lose
weight to fit in better in her
new high school and as she
said, “to deal with my life at home”. Obviously, a lot had changed in five years. The image below shows the devastation that a high acid environment can produce. After she left, our staff was in a state of
(GC Fuji IX GP®)

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