What creates a cavity?

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There are many factors that come into play when a cavity is created. First, for a tooth to be affected by decay, the bacteria must attach themselves to the tooth. They combine with proteins in your saliva and food remains, creating a layer which is also known as plaque. Plaque then acts as a glue that sticks to your teeth and coats them with these bacteria.

Now, in order for bacteria to thrive, they must eat. Their most favorite foods are salty foods and sugary foods. They love anything that is easy to digest and they often digest it is in as little as 15 minutes. With that being said, junk food is not only bad for your body and health, it is also just as bad for your teeth.

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What is a cavity?

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Did you know? Tooth decay is the second most common disease, secondary to the common cold.

In simplest terms, a cavity is a hole in your tooth. This hole is caused by the bacteria that is in your mouth that break down foods. This bacteria produces a tooth enamel destroying acid which then slowly eats away at your tooth.

As a result of this, the nerves in your teeth become exposed causing terrible tooth pain that no one likes to deal with.

If you have been experiencing tooth pain, do not hesitate to call! Waiting to treat tooth pain can not only hurt your over all health but also your wallet.

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