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What Are Cavities?

Cavities are tiny holes in the enamel of your teeth that eventually lead to tooth infections and other serious oral health issues if not taken care of by your dentist. Formed by tooth decay, cavities are made through the acidic excretions of bacteria that live in your mouth. These bacteria feed on all the sweet and acidic foods and drinks we consume. The more we eat, the more they multiply. That’s why brushing 2 times a day is a good suggestion from your dentist.

However, a healthy diet alone is not enough to prevent cavities. Adopting a good dental hygiene routine complete with two visits a year for your regularly scheduled dental checkups is essential for maintaining optimal oral health. Remember to floss is more than just a catchy phrase. Brushing and flossing can help fight tooth decay and help protect your enamel.

Cavities are caused by tooth decay, which occurs when food particles and bacteria are left on your teeth for too long a period of time, brushing after eat meal or snack is a great way to fight against tooth decay from food particles. Plaque, a naturally occurring bio-film, begins to form within minutes of consuming most foods and beverages. Leaving this to build up will create tartar which is much harder version and will require edition help other than brushing and flossing.

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