Tooth decay is caused by acids on the surface of the enamel, which arise from the interaction of sugars in food and drink with bacteria in the plaque layer attached to the surface of the tooth.
1- Tooth decay on the surface of the tooth
This affects the outer surface of the tooth and bacteria can stay for a long time, while acids attack the enamel layer often appears on the outer side of the tooth and this type can be prevented and treated easily unless it appears in the areas between the teeth.
2- Tooth decay
Tooth decay of this type attacks the gaps and concavities in the grinding teeth on the surface of the chewing part, and this type may develop rapidly if we do not care about oral and dental hygiene, or if we do not treat tooth decay immediately when it appears.
3- Tooth decay from the root of the tooth
Tooth decay of this type appears in the root area of the tooth and is mainly prevalent in people who suffer from receding gums
The initial symptoms of the development of dental caries differ from one case to another, and they are related to the degree of caries and its location. The caries in its beginning may not be accompanied by any symptoms or signs, but the more the caries intensifies, different symptoms may appear, including the following:
Dental caries treatment depends on the degree of caries and the treatments
Maintaining regular oral and dental hygiene helps prevent tooth decay, including: