Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is caused by bacteria which convert the food we eat into acid. This acid removes valuable calcium out of the tooth’s hard outer shell, eventually causing a hole or cavity in the tooth. The cavity allows bacteria to inhabit the tooth and continue to burrow deeper towards the nerve. If left untreated, a cavity can cause toothache, resulting in the need for root canal treatment or even removal of the tooth if it is no longer restore-able. Bacteria can also attack fillings and other restorations in your mouth, which can lead to more costly treatment down the road. For this reason, it is important to do regular cleanings and check ups with your doctor.

Simple Preventative Measures

  • Brushing
  • Flossing
  • Rinsing
  • Nutrition