Cavities are one of the most common infectious diseases. The best way to prevent them is to brush your teeth after each meal and use dental floss at least once a day before going to bed. Cavities are caused by sugars found in the food we eat. When these sugars mix with bacteria already present in the mouth, it produces a mild acid that attacks tooth enamel, creating a cavity.
Main causes of cavities:
- Poor dental hygiene
- Foods and beverages that are too sugary or acidic
- Some illnesses, like diabetes
- Poor tooth alignment
In addition to maintaining good oral health, we strongly suggest scheduling regular check-ups and cleanings with your dentist. Make an appointment today for a routine check-up.