Frequently Asked Questions

Dental Caries

Date Posted: 1/1/2002

What is dental caries?

Dental caries, or dental decay, is a common disease, which causes cavities and discoloration of both permanent and "baby" teeth. As the disease progresses in a tooth it becomes weaker and its nerve may be damaged.

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