A cavity is an infection that weakens tooth structure and contributes to the deterioration of surrounding tissue.
Plaque is composed of bacteria, acids and food residues mixed with saliva. The bacteria transforms food residues into acids that deteriorate tooth enamel, which then fosters the development of cavities.
Certain factors are conducive to tooth decay:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Excessive consumption of sugary foods
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes