Cavities (Tooth Decay)

About- Cavities also called dental caries or tooth decay are permanently damaged areas in the hard surface of the teeth that develop into tiny openings or holes.
 Brown, black or white staining on any surface of a tooth
 Mild to sharp pain when eating or drinking something sweet, hot or cold
 Pain when biting down
 Sensitive Teeth
 Visible holes or black spots on the teeth

Cavities are caused by plaque, a sticky substance that binds to teeth and a combination of bacteria, saliva, acid, food particles
Risk factors

 A poor oral hygiene routine
 Acid reflux
 Consuming too many sugary or acidic foods and drinks
 Dry mouth
 An insufficient fluoride
 Worn fillings or dental devices

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