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Tooth Decay

Posted on 4/11/2022 by Edward I Jutkowitz, DMD, PC
Tooth DecayTooth decay is the damage that occurs to your teeth over time and can lead to cavities, dental abscesses, and tooth loss. When treated early, they are fairly easy to manage and do not cause much harm. Are you worried that your teeth may be suffering from decay? You can contact us for expert information on the treatment of tooth decay and care tips to prevent the same from happening in the future.


Tooth decay is characterized by a variety of factors that vary depending on severity and location. In its initial stages, a cavity may not reveal many symptoms but as it progresses you may begin to experience things such as tooth sensitivity, holes in your teeth, pain when biting, and toothache. You may also feel pain when consuming hot, cold, and sweet foodstuffs and drinks.

Causes of Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is caused by bacteria that live in accumulated dental plaque. The process of tooth decay happens when these bacteria convert sugars in your food to acids which begin to destroy your teeth over time. This is why it is imperative to maintain optimal oral hygiene.

When You Should See a Dentist

Many times, you will not be aware that tooth decay is occurring in your mouth. You can come to us for regular dental checkups and cleanings to ensure everything is okay. However, in case you experience toothache or pain in the mouth, you should visit your dentist immediately to verify what could be the issue.


You can prevent tooth decay by sticking to a constant routine of brushing at least twice per day, regular flossing, and avoiding excessive and regular consumption of sugary foods and drinks. Most importantly, dental checkups are vital and you can always count on us for expert dental care for optimal health.
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