Your mouth is full of bacteria, and when it collects into a film surface on your teeth, then it is called plaque. Plaque processes the sugars in foods to create acids, and these acids can eat away at the enamel tissue which surrounds and protects your teeth. If you do not regularly clean plaque away from your teeth, then decay can develop called cavities, which may grow larger and cause more harm to your dental health if left untreated.
At the office of Parag S. Kirpekar, DDS, we usually treat cavities in Parma, Ohio, by providing dental fillings and dental crowns. Call our dentist if you want to learn more about these procedures.