Tooth decay

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SEM: Teeth: Caries: The picture shows tooth bacteria in a hole resulting from tooth decay. These bacteria belong to the normal oral flora. Under certain conditions, like the presence of sugar, some bacteria produce lactic acid, which attacks the enamel and causes caries. Magnification = 4,500x

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