dental caries

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  1. cavity formation in teeth caused by bacteria that attach to teeth and form acids in the presence of sucrose, other sugars, and refined starches; tooth decay.

Words Nearby dental caries Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use dental caries in a sentence

  • dental caries, or decay, is at first largely a chemical process and affects the tooth proper.

    How to Live | Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
  • dental caries—tooth decay—is a disease hitherto almost universal from birth to death.

    Civics and Health | William H. Allen
  • dental caries and gingival infection may lead to local hemorrhage, even where the nutritional conditions are normal.

    Scurvy Past and Present | Alfred Fabian Hess