What causes tooth decay?
Posted on 5th November 2018 at 13:34
Also known as cavities, tooth decay occurs when the bacteria in your mouth produce an acid called plaque. Plaque acid gradually dissolves the enamel and dentine part of your tooth. The decay begins small and extensively grows as the tooth remains untreated. The untreated decay results in infection, pain, and eventually tooth loss.
There is a misconception that tooth decay mostly affects children. Despite not being great at taking care of their teeth, kids and teenagers who regularly visit a dentist usually have healthy teeth. Tooth decay can affect anyone irrespective of their age and size.