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Dental caries

Similar term(s): caries, (dental) cavities, tooth decay.

Definition:

Dental decay resulting from the action of bacteria on sugary foods. The hole left after the removal of decay is the cavity.

However, dental caries, tooth decay and dental cavities are often used as synonyms.

Source: GreenFacts

To read about this term in context:

GreenFacts Summary on Diet and Nutrition Prevention of Chronic Diseases:

GreenFacts Summary on Tooth filling materials Dental amalgams & alternative materials

GreenFacts Summary on Fluoride:

Translation(s):

Deutsch: Karies
Español: Caries
Français: Carie

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