A 43-year-old member asked:
Dental caries, tooth decay: causes?
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Wright answered
32 years experience in Dentistry
Multiple: To get a cavity you need three things to be present; a susceptible host tooth fermentable carbohydrates specific type of bacteria must be present sweets, food caught between teeth, soda, failure to brush or floss. Straight teeth can be easier to maintain. Cavities are bacterial and prevention thru good home hygiene and regular visits to see your dentist are great ways to avoid cavities/ tooth deca.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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