Cavities are the result of tooth decay. Tooth decay occurs when bacteria in your mouth turns carbohydrates into acids. The combination of bacteria, acid, food debris and the saliva form plaque. The acids in plaque dissolve the enamel creating cavities. Routine dental checkups and cleanings with your dentist can reduce the risk of cavities. They also can be caught before they become a problem. The dentist will take x-rays and check for soft spots.
Treatment of cavities depends on the severity of the cavity. Most often it is treated with a filling such as a porcelain filling.
Call us to book your annual dental checkup or if you believe you have a cavity.