Tooth decay is the result of the tooth enamel (the hard-outer surface layer of the tooth) becoming soften by acid, which is caused by eating or drinking anything containing sugar. Over time, the acid can cause a hole in the tooth which is also called tooth cavity/tooth decay.
Tooth decay/tooth cavities biggest cause is your diet. Sugary foods often get converted by the bacterial plaque in your mouth, from sugar to energy and acid into a waste product, which will result in tooth decay/tooth caries.
Tooth decay/tooth caries often start as a little white or dark spot on the surface of your tooth enamel and will then get developed into a tooth cavity (hole in the tooth). If left untreated the tooth decay/tooth caries can become a tooth cavity. If the tooth cavity is not treated the tooth decay can get deeper into the tooth and cause a toothache or an abscess.
The following factors will increase the risk of getting tooth decay/tooth cavities:
Great news, early decay is reversible. Saliva can deposit minerals back onto the tooth surface and improvement of your oral hygiene and diet can make a big difference. Early tooth decay treatment such as fissure sealants is also recommended to prevent tooth decay/ tooth caries.
At Ashton Avenue Dental Practice, we provide dental decay/dental cavities treatment at an affordable price. Call us now to book in with our dentist’s today! Need tooth cavities treatment in Claremont? Call us now on 9385 6677 to book!
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