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Cavity and Dental Decay

cavity and dental decay

The holes in the teeth are referred to as cavities. Cavities can happen to anyone irrespective of age - children, youngsters, old people, and even infants.

It is the main reason for tooth decay or dental decay happening in the teeth.

Tooth decay starts occurring when bacteria in the mouth combine with the food to form plaque.

The plaque reacts with sugar and starch in the food consumed to form acids.

These acids in turn start attacking the tooth enamel and eat the minerals on this layer, which results in tooth decay.

Cavities, on the other hand, can vary in intensity depending upon how deeply they're affecting the teeth. If it is on surface-level only, it may even get unnoticed. However, when it goes deep into the inner layers, it can cause toothache, sensitivity to sweet, hot, or cold food items among other symptoms.

Causes of Cavity and Tooth Erosion

Healthy Habits to Maintain

Treatment for Cavity and Tooth Decay


If the tooth is properly restored, you maintain good oral hygiene, and follow the advice of your dentist's regular check-ups, your tooth may last very well for the rest of your life.

If you would like to learn more about cavities and dental caries, contact your own dentist at Kirkland Premier Dentistry today! 

Dr. Sheena Gaur Dr. Sheena Gaur Dr. Sheena Gaur, DDS, is a general family dentist at Kirkland Premier Dentistry in Kirkland, Washington. She specializes in preventive and restorative dentistry, crowns, bridges, extractions, and cosmetic dentistry, including veneers and Invisalign® treatments.

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