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tooth decay

noun
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  • tooth decay and gingivitis, among other dental disease, is encouraged by extended periods of dry mouth.
  • And fluoride use began because it was thought that fluoridation reduced tooth decay.
  • It's responsible for obesity and tooth decay around the world.
  • tooth decay is often caused by poor dental hygiene, although the tendency to get tooth decay is partly inherited.
  • Fluoride is a chemical commonly used to prevent tooth decay.
  • If this plaque is not removed thoroughly each day, tooth decay will flourish.
  • But in others, it leads to painful mouth sores, yeast infections and rampant tooth decay.
  • Dental caries is an infectious disease that results in tooth decay and cavities if left untreated.
  • Soft drink consumption is one of several leading causes of tooth decay.
  • Untreated tooth decay down, sealants level, and overall decay still high.

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