Dental caries (cavities) is an infection that causes damage to the enamel of the teeth, which is the consequence of the production of acid when food debris is collected in the mouth, and plaque adheres to the tooth surface. Demineralization occurs over time, causing decay and restoration is required as there is no known way of regenerating large amounts of tooth structure.

Dental health organizations advocate preventive and prophylactic measures, such as fluoride treatments, regular oral hygiene, fissure sealants and dietary modification to avoid caries to maintain your teeth for a lifetime.