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What is caries?

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Caries is tooth decay or cavities, or a dental infection caused by toxins produced by bacteria.

From: Glossary of Dental Health Terms WebMD Medical Reference

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The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center: "Oral Health Glossary."

MedlinePlus: "Dental Health."

Academy of General Dentistry: "Glossary of Dental Terms."

American Dental Association: "Glossary of Dental Clinical and Administrative Terms."

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 25, 2017

SOURCES:

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center: "Oral Health Glossary."

MedlinePlus: "Dental Health."

Academy of General Dentistry: "Glossary of Dental Terms."

American Dental Association: "Glossary of Dental Clinical and Administrative Terms."

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 25, 2017

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