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 application of Ozone therapy in the treatment of dental caries is extensively studied and many studies have proved its effectiveness in the treatment of pit and fissure caries, root caries and interproximal caries.
The only drawback of this study was that the morphology of pit and fissure caries was not evaluated histologically that would have allowed to demonstrate the pattern of pit and fissure in the first molars and its antimeres.
Chlorhexidine varnish has limited effectiveness on pit and fissure caries, where sealants have been shown to be effective, but may have promise in prevention of root caries in adults.