Jan 14, 2014
Teeth have a natural repair process. Tooth decay occurs when bacteria overwhelms that process. Half of children in the United States have one cavity by the time they are 15 years old. Cavities can lead to gum disease, and on the extreme side, tooth loss. One quarter of adults older than 65 have lost all their teeth. A general dentist can address all these situations.
The good news is that tooth decay is preventable. Brush your teeth in the morning, nightly and after consuming sugary foods and drinks. Floss daily. And see your family dentist!