Dental Cavities

May 1 • 1 minute read

A dental cavity is caused when the enamel of a tooth is eroded by the acid produced by the bacteria in the mouth.  This erosion can lead to holes in the teeth which can cause pain, sensitivity, and even tooth loss if left untreated.  One of the primary causes of dental cavities is poor oral hygiene. Other factors that can contribute to the formation of cavities include: a diet high in sugar and carbohydrates, dry mouth, and genetics. Maintaining good oral hygiene habits such as flossing daily, brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, and regular dental exams can help reduce the risk of cavities.

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