Definition of cariogenic in English:

cariogenic

Line breaks: cario|gen¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌkɛːrɪə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪk
 
, ˌka-/

adjective

technical
  • Causing tooth decay.
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    • Since processed maize is highly cariogenic, dental caries and resulting tooth loss increase with the adoption of maize agriculture.
    • Sugars located within the cellular structure of food (such as fructose in whole fruit) are thought to be less cariogenic than sugars intentionally introduced into foods.
    • Some formulas, especially soy-based formulas that contain sucrose, can be cariogenic.

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