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What causes cavities?

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Cavities are caused by certain bacteria in the mouth that use sugar as an energy source. The bacteria consume the sugar and produce an acid which dissolves the tooth structure. Very tiny cavities can be arrested or stopped with proper oral hygiene, reduced sugar intake, use of fluoride and regular dental visits. The fluoride helps to rebuild the weakened enamel while proper oral hygiene and reduced sugar intake helps to keep the cavity-causing bacteria in check.

 

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Learn more about preventive dentistry techniques by contacting Downtown Dental. We can provide you with comprehensive at home tips and feedback on your current flossing and brushing routine. Feel free to ask our expert dental team any remaining questions you may have and schedule your next teeth cleaning with us! 

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