Primary Prevention of Cavities

A cavity is a hole in the tooth that is caused by decay; this is the reason why tooth cavity is also known as tooth decay. Tooth decay occurs when plaque, the sticky substance that forms on teeth, combines with the sugars or starches of the foods that we eat, the ultimate combination forms acids that attack the outer and inner tissues of the tooth. Teeth decay can cause impairment or teeth loss if it is not eradicated at an early stage and it is one of the most prevalent diseases in the world. However, teeth cavities cannot easily be detected unless one visits a dentist for a routine check-up but can be prevented with basic oral hygiene.

The following are some of the most primary measures that a person can take to avoid cavities caused by teeth decay:-

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