What is dental carious disease?
Dental caries is a disease caused by dental plaque and decay that can occur in the teeth.
It can also be caused by a bacterial infection that is resistant to antibiotics and can cause permanent damage.
In the US, there are over 6,000 dental caria cases and nearly 600,000 people are dying from it every year.
Caries is more common in children and the elderly.
Symptoms can include: Toothaches, especially on the upper gums