So, what causes a cavity? A cavity is caused by plaque, a sticky substance that forms on the tooth as a result of germ and bacteria build-up. Plaque is acidic and as it clings to your teeth, the acids dissolve the outside of the tooth (also called enamel) and a hole is formed.
Yes, cavities can be repaired by our team, but here are a few simple steps you can take to prevent cavities:
- Brush your teeth for two minutes with a fluoride toothpaste twice daily
- Floss your teeth at least once a day to remove plaque and food that brushing alone cannot
- Limit the amount of soda and sugary treats you eat or drink
- Be sure to visit us every six months for a cleaning and check-up