Get the best treatment for Tooth Cavities at Cunning Dental Group in Montclair, CA.

Cavities, Tooth Decay, and Dental Caries

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What is a Cavity?

A cavity is an infection in your tooth where bacteria gets inside and starts rotting and eating it away. Cavities can actually spread toxins into your body that can cause systemic issues if you do not treat the decay and infection. At Cunning Dental Group, your health is really important to us so helping you care for and treat your cavities is a priority.

What is a cavity?

How do you get cavities?

Cavities are caused by tooth decay which is a process that occurs over time. Here are the steps outlining how cavities are formed:

  • 1 Cavities Start with Plaque: It is no secret that eating a lot of sugar and starch can cause cavities. However, not cleaning your teeth can also be a contributing factor. When teeth are not properly cleaned, it allows a buildup of bacteria to create dental plaque. This plaque stays on your teeth and can harden above or below the gum line, creating tarter (also called calculus). The tartar then shields the bacteria and makes it more difficult to remove.
  • 2 Plaque Attacks Enamel: The acids in plaque remove minerals from your tooth’s hard, outer enamel coating. This allows bacteria and acid to reach the next layer of your teeth, dentin. Unlike enamel, dentin has nerves, and at this stage in the development of a cavity, you may experience pain or tooth sensitivity.
  • 3 Tooth Decay: Bacteria and acid continue to decay the tooth. The nerve becomes pressed, causing pain and discomfort. If left untreated, an infection may arise, and you may need a root canal to resolve the issue.


The #1 chronic childhood illness is dental cavities (tooth decay)!

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay can occur at any age, but it’s frequent among younger people. It begins when food debris, bacteria or acids in the mouth, and saliva form plaque. If the plaque is not removed, it can accelerate the development of tooth decay. The acids in the plaque weaken and dissolve the enamel of the tooth, creating holes in the teeth or cavities. Although cavities may not initially cause much discomfort, they may become quite painful once the cavity gets close to the nerve or center of the tooth. Tooth decay will destroy your tooth’s enamel, so Cunning Dental Group recommends you schedule an exam to treat any decay right away. By doing so, you can avoid a lot of pain and unnecessary dental treatment expenses.

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