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Cavities and Fillings I San Leandro Dentist I Dr. Elena Davidson

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | READ MORE
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What is a Cavity?

Cavities form when plaque, which is made-up of the bacteria in your mouth, develops into acids that stick to the enamel of your tooth and break down the surface. Plaque can get stuck in the pits and grooves of the biting surfaces of teeth and on the smooth areas like the front and backs of teeth (or even in between the teeth). Usually plaque gets brushed away with your toothbrush, but when you forget to brush for several days, plaque can spread and result in a sensitivity within your tooth or actually reach the root and cause you pain. Read more about preventative care you can do at home to avoid getting cavities. (more…)