If small particles of food become lodged between teeth, near gums and in tight spaces where no amount of salivary cleansing or manual brushing can remove it, tooth decay may occur resulting in dental caries or a cavity.
But what, exactly, is a cavity?
A dental cavity, also known as tooth decay, is the breakdown of your teeth due to the activity of bacteria which produce acids that work away at the outermost layer of your teeth, the enamel. This is why preventive measures are so important. Regular rinsing, brushing and flossing remove these particles of food and bacteria to prevent cavities from occurring. With the use of digital x-rays, dental team members can determine the presence of dental decay at your regular check up and cleaning appointments.
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