What are cavities?
Cavities are holes in the surface of your tooth that come from tooth decay. Even though cavities are easy to prevent, most people will have a few. Your dentist can easily treat your cavities, but it's important to catch them before they get too big or cause toothaches, gum swelling, or other pain.
Here are a few tips to help you prevent cavities:
What are some of the symptoms of cavities?
If you see a black or brown spot on your tooth or have a toothache that won't go away, see your dentist as soon as possible. If you don't get your teeth treated, the decay can lead to other problems like swollen gums, jaw pain, and headaches
How do you treat cavities?
Cleaning your teeth well, eating healthy foods, and getting regular dental check-ups help prevent these problems.