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Dentistry dates as far back as 5,000 B.C. when people in India, Egypt, Japan and China thought dental caries were a result of a tooth worm.
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Origin and Etymology of caries
First Known Use: 1634See Words from the same year
CARIES Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of caries for English Language Learners
: tooth decay
CARIES Defined for Kids
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