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dental caries Tooth decay, which involves the destruction of the enamel layer of the tooth by acids produced by the action of bacteria on sugar. Bacteria can bind to teeth on dextran, a sticky substance derived from sucrose. The bacterial cells and other waste attached to dextran gives rise to plaque. If dental caries is not treated it can spread to the dentine and pulp of the tooth, which leads to infection and death of the tooth.

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dental caries

dental caries n. see caries.

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dental caries See caries.

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