Cavities or tooth decay is the destruction of your tooth enamel, the hard-outer layer of your teeth or a little hole in your tooth. It can cause bad breath, Gastrointestinal problems and other digestive conditions. When you eat or drink sugary or sticky foods, the bacteria in plaque (sticky film of bacteria) produce acids that attack tooth enamel. The stickiness of the plaque keeps these acids in contact with your teeth and over time the enamel breaks down. This is the time cavities can form.
There are several ways on how to prevent having a tooth cavity. It is important that we brush our teeth twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste. After brushing clean in-between teeth using a floss or interdental brush. Eat nutritious and balanced meals, drink plenty of water and avoid acidic and sugary drinks and foods to reduce cavities. Have a regular visit to your dentist for regular scaling and oral examination.
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