What Are Cavities?
A cavity is a decay in your tooth. A cavity develops when a tooth decays and develops a hole that grows bigger and deeper over time. Everyone is susceptible to tooth decay.
If a cavity is large and deep, food particles can become trapped in it.
Cavities are also called dental caries.
Symptoms of Cavities
The most common symptom is a toothache.
What Causes Tooth Decay?
Tooth decay is heavily influenced by what we eat, how well we take care of our teeth, and the presence of fluoride in our water and toothpaste. Heredity also plays a role in tooth decay.
Types of Cavities
There are three main types of cavities: Coronal, root, and recurrent decay.
Risk of developing a Cavity
People who have Dry Mouth are more likely to get cavities. Dry mouth may be caused by illness, medications, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Depending on its cause, Dry Mouth may be either temporary or permanent.
Treatment options for Cavities
Cavities can be treated by a dentist. Cavities are very serious. If left untreated, a cavity can destroy your tooth and cause infection in the tooth.
Can Cavities be prevented?
Yes. The following steps can help you prevent cavities:
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