If you have a child, you understand the importance of taking care of their teeth in order to prevent cavities. They may not understand this as much and even shrug off the necessity of going to kids dentists. But even if you do understand, you may not know everything there is to know about cavities. They are more than just an inconvenience that develops from lack of brushing teeth, and they could cause more problems than just sending you another dentist bill.
In this video, you will learn what exactly cavities are and what causes them so you can be more informed.
Microbes will always be present in your mouth, but eating sugary foods can cause an abundance of them. This overgrowth of bacteria is what causes cavities. As the bacteria lives off the sugar that you consume, they will produce acid that slowly breaks down the enamel of your teeth. You can prevent this from happening by limiting the amount of sugar you consume and brushing right after you do eat.