Tooth Decay

Cavities are known as permanently damaged areas on the hard surface of your teeth that develop into tiny openings or holes. Cavities, also called tooth decay or caries, are caused by a combination of factors, including bacteria in your mouth, frequent snacking, sipping sugary drinks and not brushing or flossing well. Tooth decay can be prevented in many ways, such as: brushing at least twice a day with a fluoride tooth paste, flossing at least once a day, switching to a healthier diet, cutting out sugary drinks and making it to your regular dental appointments.