Cavities are the result of a bacterial infection in your teeth. There are always bacteria in your mouth. Ordinarily, you can wash a lot of the bacteria away through brushing and flossing.
However, if you aren’t practicing good oral hygiene, bacteria will eat away at the enamel of your teeth. Eventually, the bacteria will create a hole in your tooth. If it is left untreated, the bacteria will continue to eat away at your tooth, and infect the pulp, which will cause you a lot of pain.
With cavities, the earlier you catch it, the better. That way, we can repair the cavity quickly, and it will not substantially weaken the tooth. Do you still have questions about cavities? Contact us quickly, and we will give you all the facts you need.