What are "mesial" cavities?

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    A "mesial" cavity is an area of decay on a tooth surface, this surface being the closest to the middle of the front of your jaw. These types of cavities often occur on a part of a tooth that faces an adjacent distal tooth surface. The terms "mesial" (and "distal") are used to denote the location of a cavity in your mouth relative to the front of the jaw.
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What are "mesial" cavities?