Q. 69 B3.7( 11 Votes )

What is meant by dental carie ? How are they caused?

Answer :

Dental caries is tooth decay which is caused by the action of acid forming bacteria and improper dental care. It is most common form of oral disease.

It generally happens when we eat sugary food. Such food, when acted upon by the bacteria in the mouth, produces acids. The acids, thus produced, lead the loss of calcium and phosphate from the enamel and, subsequently, from the dentine which leads to cavities in the tooth.

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