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Learn how cavities are formed.

Learn how cavities are formed.
Cavities When you eat foods that contain carbohydrates (sugars and starch), the bacteria in dental plaque digest these carbohydrates, producing sugar acids in the process.
Cavities These sugar acids start to demineralise the tooth enamel causing opaque, white spots to appear. In this stage, tooth decay can still be reversed with proper oral care at home and with help from your dental team.
Cavities If the previous stage is aggravated, demineralising continues to the point that it makes a hole in the tooth. From this point, the tooth can only be treated by a dentist.
Cavities If left untreated, the cavity can grow larger, reaching the root canal.
Cavities If the root canal is left untreated, the condition can evolve and form an abscess (plus accumulation in the root of the tooth).

Did you know that even fruits
and vegetables have sugar?

All different kinds of food and drinks contain hidden sugars that can be converted by bacteria into sugar acids that can cause cavities. You can have a look at some examples below; some you'll know but there are some others you may not!

Some examples of sugary foods

Fruit SmoothiesFruit Smoothies
Chocolates/SweetsChocolates/Sweets
Wine, Beer or SpiritsWine, Beer or Spirits
Fizzy Drinks and Sports DrinksFizzy Drinks and Sports Drinks
Fruit JuicesFruit Juices
White Bread or CakesWhite Bread or Cakes
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