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Your teeth and mouth are filled with thousands of tiny bacteria—some of which help protect your teeth, while others break down tooth enamel. As you can see in the video, if the bad bacteria are left to flourish, then they cause plaque, which can eventually cause cavities and the need for a root canal procedure. If you suspect you have a cavity, or you wish to learn how to prevent them, speak with your dentist near Belmont for more information.

The more sugary or acidic foods and drinks you consume, the more the bad bacteria in your mouth is being “fed.” These bacteria feed off of sugars and carbohydrates, eventually turning these substances into waste that sticks to your teeth and feeds off the tooth enamel. As this waste, called a biofilm, goes untreated, it is more likely that you will experience toothaches, cavities, and eventually root canal therapy.