dental caries

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dental caries

n.
1. The formation of cavities in the teeth by the action of bacteria; tooth decay.
2. (used with a pl. verb) Cavities in the teeth formed by such action.

den′tal car′ies


n.
decay in teeth caused by bacteria that form acids in the presence of sucrose, other sugars, and refined starches.
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Noun1.dental caries - soft decayed area in a toothdental caries - soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth
decay - the process of gradually becoming inferior
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The use of fissure sealants (FS) as an effective measure for the prevention of pit and fissure caries in children has been well documented in several clinical studies and it is highly recommended for populations with high caries prevalence [Welbury et al.
prevent or treat pit and fissure caries using sealants and/or preventive restorations,
pit and fissure caries (caries of occlusal surfaces, buccal pits of mandibular second molars and lingual grooves of maxillary second molars;