Category: Preventive Dentistry

Livonia Dentist Explains How Tooth Decay Forms

What Causes Cavities? Cavities begin with one particular species of bacteria, called S. mutans. These spiral-shaped pathogens metabolize sugar when it is introduced into the mouth from eating sweets or fermentable carbohydrates like white bread. Acid formation is the result of the combination of S. mutans and sugar. This acid attacks tooth enamel, wearing away… Read more »