Tooth decay is the result of harmful bacteria in your mouth, which creates acid that then eats away at a tooth. If not properly treated, tooth decay can cause pain, cavities, infection, and the loss of the tooth.
Plaque, which is a clear substance that is constantly being formed on your teeth, contains the bacteria that feed on sugar. As this bacteria feed, they create the acid that can begin attacking the teeth as soon as 20 minutes after you eat! If plaque isn’t removed through proper oral hygiene and regular dental checkups, the acids can destroy the enamel on your teeth, and cause tooth decay.
There are some things that can cause you to be more susceptible to tooth decay, which include:
The treatment for tooth decay all depends on how advanced it is. But the sooner it’s treated, the better, so make your appointment to see Dr. Behnaz Raisdana at Auburn Family Dental today!
Phone: (316) 201-6323
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Address: 13605 W. Maple Street, Suite 107
Wichita, KS 67235
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