“Cavities” or “Holes”, the destruction of your tooth enamel, the hard, outer layer of your teeth
Plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, constantly forms on your teeth. When you eat or drink foods containing sugars, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack tooth enamel.
Poor tooth brushing technique or lack of brushing can put teeth at higher risk of getting decays.
If the decays are still in their early days, we always try to treat them conservatively by remineralising with topical fluoride or take-home “toothmousse” application to stop the decay process.
Once the decays have progressed into cavities, they need to be restored with fillings.
Food and plaque can get stuck in the cavities and cause bad smell, pain and worsening of the decays.