Dental 4 Less – How Plaque Attacks
Plaque attacks when acids in plaque remove minerals in your tooth’s hard, outer enamel. This erosion causes tiny openings or holes in the tooth enamel. This is the first stage of cavities. Once areas of enamel are worn away, the bacteria and acid can reach the next layer of your teeth, called dentin. This layer is softer than enamel and less resistant to acid. Dentin has tiny tubes that directly communicate with the nerve of the tooth causing sensitivity. You can avoid having dental cavities by good dental care habits at home and seeing your dentist at least twice a year. Even if you get a cavity they can be spotted by your dentist while they are still minor and easy to repair.