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Cavities are permanently damaged areas in the hard surface of teeth that develop into tiny openings or holes. Cavities, also called tooth decay or caries, are caused by a combination of factors, including bacteria in mouth, frequent snacking, sipping sugary drinks and not cleaning teeth well. Cavities and tooth decay are among the world’s most common health problems. They’re especially common in children, teenagers and older adults. But anyone who has teeth can get cavities, including infants.
Do You Know?
Foods that cling to your teeth for a long time such as milk, ice cream, honey, sugar, soda, dried fruit, cake, cookies, hard candy and mints, dry cereal, and chips are more likely to cause decay than foods that are easily than foods that are easily washed away by saliva.
Good oral and dental hygiene can help you avoid cavities and tooth decay. Here are some tips to help prevent cavities.