The human mouth is filled with bacteria. Even though some types of bacteria are helpful, some types of bacteria can cause tooth decay. A cavity occurs when the harmful bacteria inside of the mouth uses the sugar from the foods that one eats and creates acids. These acids will eventually begin to create holes inside of the teeth, also known as cavities.
Dental plaque is a colorless, sticky type of bacteria. Every time that you eat something that has starches and/or sugar, the bacteria use them to create acids. These acids will begin eating away the enamel, which is the outer surface of the tooth.
The good news is that tooth decay can be reversed and stopped. The enamel can use the minerals from the saliva to repair itself. You can also use fluorinated-toothpaste. Fluoride is a mineral that replaces lost minerals and protects the enamel. Additionally, you can protect your teeth by limiting your consumption of fruit juices, sodas and sugary foods.
If you are in need of cavity treatment in Hilliard Ohio, do not hesitate to contact Dana Walters DDS.