Tooth decay, also known as cavities, is a very common disease that can be painful and is preventable!
Mouths are full of bacteria, or germs. Plaque is a soft, sticky film made up of some gems that builds up on teeth. When you eat or drink throughout the day the bacteria in plaque breaks down the food and drink which creates an acid. Over time, the acid will start to breakdown the protective layer of the tooth called the enamel. If enough of the enamel is removed, then a cavity will form.
These pages will highlight some important ways that you can prevent cavities for yourself and others!