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What Causes Cavities?

Have you ever had a cavity? If so, you're in good company. Cavities are actually one of the most common health issues in the world. While kids, teens, and seniors are most susceptible, anyone can get them.

There are a few things that increase the risk of getting cavities. These include:

  • Tooth location Cavities happen most often at the back of the mouth.
  • Certain foods and drinks Be sure to rinse with water after you eat.
  • Snacking/Drinking Whenever you eat or drink something, the bacteria in your mouth become activated, beginning a chemical process that can weaken your tooth enamel.
  • Late Night Snacks Liquids that contain sugar are particularly problematic, as they can stay on your teeth overnight. Try to stick with water only after you’ve brushed your teeth.
  • Inadequate brushing
  • Not getting enough fluoride
  • Age
  • Dry mouth
  • Worn fillings or dental devices
  • Heartburn
  • Eating disorders

To learn more about cavities and how to prevent them, call your dental hospital Miami Beach, FL today. 

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