Tooth cavities: Facts, treatment and its prevention

Written by Dr Amrita Jain

Last updated Nov 11, 2021

Highlights

  • Cavities form as the bad bacteria in the mouth ferment the sugars and release acids that dissolve the tooth enamel.
  • There are many theories as how cavities form and what all factors cause tooth decay. But the bottom line remains the same and getting rid of the food stuck to your teeth is the key to prevent cavities.
  • Your diet plays a very important role when it comes to cavities. Frequent snacking is not only dangerous to your dental health, but also your overall health as well.
  • Sugar is not the only reason for tooth decay
  • Depending on how severe the tooth decay is tooth fillings or a root canal procedure is done.
  • Educate yourself on the basic dental hygiene tips to keep cavities away.
  • Prevention is better than cure. So follow the 5 steps to keep your oral cavity 100% bacteria free.

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