Tooth decay (or cavities) are caused when the surface of your tooth is damaged and small cracks or holes start to appear, this happens when you don’t take care of your teeth and sugars begin to erode the enamel.
Tooth decay is a very common dental problem amongst the old, young and everyone in between. Cavities are likely so common because of the increased amount of sugar in our diet which is very bad for your oral health if you do not have a thorough oral health regime.
When left untreated, tooth decay can worsen and lead to extreme tooth ache, infection or worse – tooth loss.
What Causes Tooth Decay?
There are many factors which may mean you are more at risk of tooth decay than others, these are:
Whilst common, tooth decay shouldn’t be ignored and if you suspect you have a cavity you should book a visit to your dentist. If left to worsen, tooth decay can cause constant pain, tooth loss or infection.
How To Prevent Tooth Decay
Tooth decay is preventable and it’s never too late to start looking after your teeth. The best ways to prevent tooth decay are:
If you have tooth pain or suspect you have tooth decay, get in touch now to book an appointment.Back to Blog
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