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The beginning of dental caries and its treatments

@inproceedings{Forrai2009TheBO,
  title={The beginning of dental caries and its treatments},
  author={Judit Forrai},
  year={2009}
}
There is a long history of dental caries. The rate of caries remained low through the Bronze and Iron ages. The increase of caries during the Neolithic period may be attributed to the increase of plant foods containing carbohydrates. The beginning of rice cultivation in South Asia also believed to have caused an increase in caries. A Sumerian text from 5000 BC describes a “tooth worm” as the cause of caries: 

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