Tooth decay is caused by a variety of things. Cavities are caused by long-term destructive forces that erode the enamel and inner material.
This includes foods rich in sugar and carbohydrates. Soda, candy, ice cream and even milk-are the common culprits.
When you don’t brush or floss consistently, these materials break down quickly. Bacteria do their dirty work. They produce a harmful, colorless sticky substance called plaque.
The plaque works with leftover food particles in your mouth to form harmful acids. They destroy the inner and outer parts of your teeth.
If your cavities aren’t treated early enough, they can lead to more serious problems. You may end up with infected, rotting teeth that need root canals or loss of your teeth.