What are Cavities and What Causes Them?

Otherwise known as tooth decay, cavities happen when bacteria living in the mouth produce acid that starts to eat away at the teeth. The decaying process starts at the enamel of the tooth before progressing to the deeper layers of the tooth until it reaches the pulp which contains sensitive nerves and blood vessels. When left untreated, cavities can cause pain, infection and loss of tooth. Below are some of the most common causes of cavities. Poor oral hygiene. Regular brushing and flossing is important in preventing cavities. Brush twice…

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