Tooth decay is an infectious anomaly that forms in the tooth. It causes a carious lesion of the enamel, the dentin or the cementum.
Tooth decay develops following an imbalance of the oral bacterial flora. Concretely, the presence of bacteria, along with poor food habits and a deficient salivary and immune system, work together to cause tooth decay.
A combination of factors contributes to its development, but regular brushing and daily flossing are essential to reduce the risk of formation of dental caries. Since an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, ask your hygienist about the dental hygiene techniques and measures to adopt!