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If you have ever had trouble understanding why cavities occur, it’s possible that understanding the main causes might help you. There are many things that can cause cavities, and understanding these causes may raise awareness of your own habits and help you prevent cavities in the future.

Here at Szmanda Dental Marathon in Marathon, Wisconsin, we are experts at understanding and educating our clients on the main causes of cavities. Our dentist, Dr. Jim Sobolewski, is dedicated to helping you learn about the causes of cavities so that you can make informed decisions about what you eat and how you care for your teeth.

Causes
One of the main causes of tooth decay is a sticky film that builds up on teeth called plaque. There are many types of bacteria in our mouths and they are what cause plaque to build up. When we eat and drink, these bacteria begin to produce acids that break down our teeth’s protective enamel, and cavities start to form in these broken down areas.

If left unattended, cavities can deepen until they reach the nerve of the tooth, which can cause discomfort and sensitivity. By simply understanding the causes of plaque buildup and tooth decay, you can have more confidence in your oral health.

We encourage you to take control of tooth decay today by calling us at 715-443-2247 to schedule a teeth cleaning with one of the friendly members of our team. We are happy to answer any of the questions you might have about cavities and what causes them. We look forward to hearing from you and helping in any way we can.