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Tooth decay or tooth cavity

Tooth decay or tooth cavity

Tooth decay develops as a cavity in the tooth when the plaque layer that’s clinging on the tooth interact with the food remnants like sugary food and producing acids which dissolve the tooth enamel creating a cavity .

Treatment
Cleaning the decayed material from the tooth and filing the cavity with special filling material like Composite fillings or Ceramic fillings depending on the size of the cavity.

Prevention of tooth decay
Following are the steps to prevent Tooth Decay:

  • Brushing and flossing teeth daily.
  • Healthy diet.
  • Regular visits to the dentist.
  • Using mouth wash.

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