A 32-year-old male asked:
what is the definition or description of: dental caries?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered
39 years experience Dentistry
Dental Caries: Dental caries is another term for tooth decay or dental cavities. Cavities are caused by specific types of bacteria which produce acid that destroys the tooth's enamel and the layer under it, the dentin. Brushing and flossing correctly and regularly will help prevent dental caries.
Answered on Sep 12, 2016
Dr. Thomas Frymark answered
45 years experience Dentistry
Tooth disease: It's the illness that occurs in teeth. Almost all adults have had it at some time. For an interesting read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tooth_decay
Answered on Feb 6, 2017
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