The term dental caries refers to tooth decay or cavities in teeth. The decay results by bacterial matters creating destruction in the teeth area. Dental caries usually lead to substandard breath and bad taste. Personal hygiene caring consists of brushing and flossing daily.
Symptoms[change | change source]
After enamel and dentin are destroyed and cavity reaches the nerves of the tooth, the tooth becomes sensitive since the nerves are exposed. Cavity may infect the jaw and sometimes cause a tooth abscess.