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What are the difference between dental caries and decay?

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Dr. Jennifer Holtzman answered

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They're the same.: Dental caries is the more technical term for tooth decay.

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Dr. James Wright answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Synonyms: A definition of dental caries can include the term tooth decay or a cavity... They are the different words for the same thing. Cavities, tooth decay and dental caries are all words to describe what happens when bacteria invades and erodes dental enamel.

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