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Definition of the noun dental caries

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  1. soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth

Alternative definition of the noun dental caries


  1. tooth decay; a disease of the teeth resulting in damage to tooth structure.


Dental caries, also known as tooth decay, is uncommon among companion animals. The bacteria Streptococcus mutans and S.sanguis cause dental caries by metabolising sugars.

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Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

Dental caries is caused by the metabolism of the bacteria in *plaque attached to the surface of the tooth. Acid formed by bacterial breakdown of sugar in the diet causes demineralization of the enamel of the tooth. If no preventive measure or ...

Google previewGreen's Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine and Surgery (1907)

Teeth (Dental Caries, Lactic Acid in Saliva). Lactif Uge. — - A drug stopping or diminishing the secretion of milk ; an antigalactagogue. Lactometer. See Milk ( Examination, Lactometers). Lactophenin. — An analgesic and 312 LACRIMAL ...

Google previewDictionary Of Anatomy & Physio (2000)

by Poly Mary

Digestive System Dental Caries Dental caries, or tooth decay, involve a gradual demineralization (softening) of the enamel and dentin. If untreated, various microorganisms may invade the pulp, causing inflammation and infection with ...

Google previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition (1993)

by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger

Dental caries dropped significantly 2 years after sugar consumption was severely restricted in Europe during World War II. The incidence of carles ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)

by Elsevier, Mosby

caries, vaccine, n a vaccine currently under development to treat dental caries by inoculating against bacteria ...

Google previewNutrition and Diet Therapy Reference Dictionary (2012)

by Rosalinda T. Lagua, Virginia S. Claudio

Dental caries. Tooth decay; demineralization of the inorganic portion and dissolution of the organic substance of the teeth.

Google previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set (1993)

by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger

Dental caries consist of localized, progressive decay of the teeth, initiated by demineraliza- tion of the outer surface of the tooth. This demineraliza- tion is caused by organic acids produced locally by bacteria that ferment deposits of dietary ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dental Science (1922)

Consisting of Words and Phrases Used in Dental Literature and Such Words of the Collateral Sciences as Relate to the Art and Science of Dentistry, with Their Pronunciation, Derivation and Definition by Lovick Pierce Anthony

See under dental caries. ca'ri-ous (L. cariosus). Relating to caries. Carmichael crown. A hood or half-cap crown designed by J. P. Carmichael, contemporary Milwaukee dentist. It is a hood conformed to the lingual, proximal and occlusal ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Dairy Sciences (2011)

Milk, although it contains the natural sugar lactose, is not considered a cause of dental caries; lactose is known as one of the less cariogenic sugars. Early animal studies indicated that supplements of dairy products given with a cariogenic diet ...

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