noun. ['ˈdɛntəl'] a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge.
- alveolar consonant
- dental consonant
- stem vowel
- dentalis (Latin)
- dens (Latin)
noun. soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth.
- dental caries
- tooth decay
- caries (Latin)
- careo (Latin)
Example sentences of the word dental-caries
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Fluoride is found in both your teeth and bones but is most notable because of its effect on tooth enamel and its ability to help prevent dental caries.
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As a person ages, exposure to substances that cause tooth decay or infections in the gums can lead to dental caries and tooth loss.
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And 2008 study published in Complementary Therapies in Medicine found topical use was also found to improve dental health and reduce the risk of dental caries, or cavities, and counter gum disease.
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And an older April 2007 review in the Journal of Applied Oral Science found the same results: Chewing sugar-free gum after meals is linked to preventing dental caries**, aka tooth decay.