Cavities are caused by tooth decay gradually developing over time. This begins with bacteria feeding on teeth when sugars and starches are not effectively cleaned away. Plaque then forms coats teeth as a clear sticky film and eventually hardens above or below the gum line into tartar, making it more difficult to remove.Plaque acids ultimately erode enamel until they reach the dentin, closer to the nerve and can cause sensitivity. Bacteria and acid move through the pulp, causing irritation, swelling, and pain—possibly even reaching the bone.
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Cavities in Unionville, ON, are very common among our patients! Practicing good oral hygiene will help deter them, but other factors (including even possible genetic inheritance) can cause tiny holes in your teeth to develop. At 7 Days Dental, we work with patients to achieve or maintain healthy teeth. Dental fillings, which are composite resin moulded and filled into your teeth to seal the holes, are the most effective way to treat cavities. Book an appointment now at our Markham dental office.