Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
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What are Cavities?

Cavities also known as tooth decay are weakened areas if the teeth. It can affect both the enamel (which is the outer layer of the tooth) and the dentin (softer inner layer). The cause of cavities comes from the bacteria in plaque. This is the soft film layer that accumulates on the teeth every 24 hours. The acid in the plaque dissolves the enamel creating holes or cavities. Everyone can get cavities. And cavities can even happen under existing fillings and crowns.  If a cavity continues to grow and not be treated they could need a lot more than a simple filling. Catching things earlier is the best way to prevent major problems from happening. Call our Orlando office today to schedule an appointment!

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