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Treating tooth decay at Bupa Dental
One of the most common causes of dental decay is a buildup of plaque –– a sticky film that formed by bacteria, saliva and food particles that covers your teeth. With poor dental hygiene, the decay can erode the enamel on your teeth where holes form and cause damage.
You can be more susceptible to tooth decay if you smoke, skip routine dental appointments, eat or drink a lot of sugary, acidic or starchy foods and you are prone to decay with aging. Dry mouth can also be problematic as saliva helps neutralise the acids and wash away the plaque-causing debris.
When decay starts, it can continue to damage the tooth and cause pain. Fillings repair the damage caused by decay to any tooth and stops more bacteria from entering the tooth. If you’re suffering from tooth decay, book an appointment at a Bupa Dental Clinic today.