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 most common oral manifestations involve, enamel hypoplasia, rampant caries, microstomia tongue atrophy, oral ulceration with scaring and constriction of buccal vestibules.
Prevalence and Patterns of Caries, Rampant Caries and Oral Health in Two-to Five-Year-Old Children in Saudi Arabia.
4) Early Childhood Caries (ECC) is particularly concerning as it is characterized by severe, rampant caries in the teeth of young children and is closely associated with infant feeding practices.
The effect of nursing or rampant caries on height, body weight and head circumference.
Salivary secretory IgA, pH, flow rates, mutans streptococci and Candida in children with rampant caries.
13) Rampant caries were recorded when the child had one or more smooth surfaces that were cavitated, missing, or filled in the primary maxillary anterior teeth.
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A study on transmission of pathogenic bacteria of rampant caries from mothers to children.
Furthermore, the acid may function synergistically with the sugar in regular pops contributing to rampant caries.
Early childhood caries (ECC), or baby bottle tooth decay, is rampant caries in the primary teeth of infants and toddlers.
Xerostomic individuals with recently developed rampant caries should have a professionally designed topical fluoride programme developed for them to protect their teeth from decay [46].