Cavities & Decay

Description: Dental caries, also known as tooth decay or a cavity, is a disease where bacterial processes destroy hard tooth structure. These tissues gradually break down, producing dental caries (cavities, or holes in the teeth). If left untreated, the disease can lead to pain, tooth loss, and infection.

Solutions: Depending on the extent and location of tooth destruction, various dental treatments can be used to restore teeth to proper form, function, and aesthetics, including fillings, bonding, porcelain veneers or crowns.  In addition, lifestyle changes such as dietary changes and pH control therapy can help.  That is why many dental health organizations worldwide advocate preventive and prophylactic measures, such as regular oral hygiene and dietary modifications, to avoid dental caries.

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