A cavity or tooth decay is breech of the enamel that permanently forms in your tooth.
Tooth decays are a consequence of various factors including, exposure to sugary foods and drinks, the use of harsh chemicals, poor oral hygiene and low immunity due to pre-existing medical conditions.
Tooth decays and cavities are the most common dental health problems in the world.
Although cavities are common among children, they also affect adults. Regardless, if you have teeth you are at risk of tooth decay
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When cavities are not treated, they grow bigger and affect the core layers of your teeth. Cavities can result in acute toothache, severe infection and tooth loss. The problem can extend to affect the jaw.