A cavity is a hole in your tooth that can grow larger and deeper over time if it is not treated. Cavities, also referred to as tooth decay or caries, are influenced by several factors, such as not brushing your teeth correctly, drinking and eating foods or liquids that are high in sugar and not cleaning your teeth regularly or as recommended by your dentist. Cavities are a common issue with people in any age group however they are more common in children and young adults as they consume foods high in sugars.
Tooth decay or cavities are commonly found on teeth that are hard to keep clean such as teeth in the back of the mouth. Plaque and bacteria can build between these teeth. The bacteria produce acids that damage the tooth enamel causing the cavity. It is always recommended to brush and floss teeth regularly in order to prevent plaque and cavities from developing.
The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnoses so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.
Downsview Plaza Dental Office
1078 Wilson Avenue
(at Keele Street)
Downsview, Ontario M3K 1G6
Phone: (416) 633-6443
Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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