Oral health is something that many people may take for granted. Not brushing your teeth or flossing regularly can put you in more harm than you think. It may be obvious that not having good dental hygiene can lead to the buildup of bacteria, but a recent study shows that people who don’t brush enough are actually 70% more likely to have heart disease.
What is a cavity? A cavity is simply a hole in your tooth, caused by food that gets stuck and has not been brushed away. Plaque forms over the residual food, trapping harsh food acids up against the enamel of your tooth until they wear it away, forming a cavity. Unresolved oral health issues can negatively affect the limbic and cardiovascular systems. Fortunately, Dr. Kellam can fix your cavity without much trouble, and check for further signs of tooth decay.