Cavities are a type of damage of the teeth due to decay which results in the formation of tiny holes. Unclean teeth, overconsumption of sugary drinks and junk food and smoking are some of the causes of cavity. Signs and symptoms would include visible holes in the teeth, sensitivity of the teeth and toothaches. Painful toothache, infections and tooth loss are some of the complications. Plaque which forms on the enamel of the teeth is one of the major reasons for cavities.
HOW IS CAVITIES DIAGNOSED?
Cavities can be linked to heart disease, strokes and diabetes.