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Why Do You Have a Cavity?

May 20, 2016

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You do everything you’re supposed to do in order to take care of your teeth. Every morning and night you brush with fluoride toothpaste, and you floss between your teeth at least once a day. And your family dentist in Bonita Springs, FL is glad to see you for your dental cleanings and exams every six months. So, why do you have a cavity now?

All day and all night your teeth are exposed to bacteria. Some of the bacteria in your mouth are quite good and essential for a healthy mouth and digestion. There are other bacteria, however—usually the kind that love to feast on the sugar and carbohydrates that are in many foods we eat—that excrete acids. If these bacteria and the toxins they produce are not removed in a timely manner, then they can begin to cause a cavity.