The Real Reasons Some People Get Cavities and Others Don’t

July 4, 2018

There’s no question that some people are more prone to tooth decay, but it may not always be for the reasons you think.

  1. Sugar – Tooth decay is correlated to the introduction of sugar in our diets.
  2. Acid –  Acid eats away at the tooth structure. This acid is produced by oral bacteria and is present in most mouths at different quantities.
  3. Saliva – Saliva can counteract the acid produced by the bacteria and keep the mouth moist.
  4. Your DNA – Some of us have crevices in the surface of our teeth that are naturally deep, making it easier for bacterial to cause a cavity.

Talk to your dentist today about your mouth health and how cavities can be prevented.