What is another word for caries?

834 synonyms found


[ kˈe͡əɹiz], [ kˈe‍əɹiz], [ k_ˈeə_ɹ_i_z]

Semantically related words: dental caries, gum disease and tooth decay, tooth decay symptoms, caries prevention, oral hygiene for kids, oral hygiene for teeth

What are the causes of tooth decay?

Caries are caused by acids being secreted in the mouth by bacteria.

What is the most common cause of tooth decay?

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How to use "Caries" in context?

The word "caries" comes from the Latin word caries meaning "to decay". Caries is the progressive decay of tooth tissue caused by acids that come from the diet and from the bacterial fermentation of food in the mouth. The basic process of caries development is termed demineralization, whereby the micro-environment within the tooth decay and submit to the action of acids. Without prompt treatment caries can result in the loss of entire tooth structure and permanent tooth damage. The development of caries is a gradual process that often goes unnoticed.

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