What is tooth decay or 'cavities'
Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases worldwide* So what is it? Tooth decay is also known as 'dental caries' or having 'a cavity'. Cavities are caused by plaque on your teeth, using sugars in your diet to destroy tooth structure. The above picture is a slide of a tooth showing two cavities, and their spread within the tooth. Cavities are a preventable disease: • Avoid sugar in the diet and read our blog on prevention here. • Brush your teeth to remove plaque