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Tooth Decay

ADA’s consumer information is now available on—our new website developed just for you. Visit to find answers to all your dental-related questions so we can help you be Mouth Healthy for life.

To find information about the topic listed on this page, please visit the page about tooth decay.

Please note: The ADA does not provide specific answers to individual questions about fees, dental problems, conditions, diagnoses, treatments or proposed treatments, or requests for research. Information about dental referrals, complaints and a variety of dental procedures may be found on

The Journal of the American Dental Association

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Additional Resources

ADA Caries Risk Assessment Forms

ADA Caries Risk Assessment Forms (For Educational Use Only)

Early Childhood Caries Symposium

ADA Positions and Statements

ADA Public Service Announcements

ADA News

A-Z Topics: Science in the News

Evidence-based Clinical Recommendations

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External Resources

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