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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.
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Also called caries.
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dental caries

  1. The formation of cavities in the teeth by the action of bacteria; tooth decay.
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