The words caries, carries sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do caries, carries sound the same even though they are completely different words?
The answer is simple: caries, carries are homophones of the English language.
Decay of a bone or tooth, especially dental caries.
Third-person singular simple present indicative form of carry.
Plural form of carry.
Definitions from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition, from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License and Wordnik.
Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.