Ans. Tooth decay is also called as cavity. And nobody likes cavity. It is the most common problem of the teeth faced by children and adults both. Its starts with pin point discolouration of the tooth, and leads to infection in the pulp chamber and the root. The bacteria present in the mouth make acid by reacting with some food substances and this acid causes the demineralization of enamel, then the dentine and eventually infection goes on and spreads to the root.
The tooth decay is a process that occurs over the time. It is caused by combination of some factors like bacterial plaque, food habits, time of the food consumption and neglected oral hygiene. Some factors that increase the risk of tooth decay are:
Dental prosthesis: sometime wearing the prosthesis may restrict the cleanliness of that area, thus causing cavity.
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