Definition of Dental caries

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

Exact synonyms: Caries, Cavity, Tooth Decay
Generic synonyms: Decay
Derivative terms: Carious

Definition of Dental caries

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

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Medical Definition of Dental caries

1. Erosion and decay of the tooth caused by the effects of bacteria in the mouth. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dental Caries

dental apparatus
dental appliance
dental arch
dental articulation
dental articulators
dental auxiliary
dental biomechanics
dental biophysics
dental branches
dental bulb
dental calculus
dental canals
dental caps
dental care
dental caries (current term)
dental cast
dental casting investment
dental casting technique
dental cavity lining
dental cavity preparation
dental cement
dental cementum
dental clasps
dental clinics
dental consonant
dental cord
dental crest
dental crypt
dental curing

Literary usage of Dental caries

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1884)
"THE first part of this work gives a very clear account of our present knowledge of the aetiology and pathology of dental caries, and the most important ..."

2. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"The use of fluoride tablets for the prevention of dental caries. ... International Workshop on Fluorides and dental caries Reductions. ..."

3. Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics by Herbert Swift Carter, Paul Edward Howe, Howard Harris Mason (1921)
"dental caries. It is common knowledge that dental caries is on the increase, and although it is also true that more attention is given to the teeth than ..."

4. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1914)
"Certain it is that savage races who are relatively immune from dental caries are almost equally free from septal deviations. Nasal obstruction may itself be ..."

5. Dominion Dental Journal (1906)
"It consists of two main features—the problem of susceptibility and immunity to dental caries, and the cause and prevention of dental caries. ..."

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