How Do Cavities Form? Part II: Bacteria
There are three essential ingredients in order for tooth decay to occur. They are sugar, bacteria, and time. Today, we’ll be discussing the second factor – bacteria. Many people don’t realize that tooth decay is a transmissible disease, spread from person to person, similar to strep throat. We’ve actually identified the specific strain of bacteria that is most frequently the cause of tooth decay. The more we know and understand about the causes of tooth decay the better we can prevent and treat this problem.
Where do cavity-causing bacteria come from?
Bacteria that cause tooth decay are spread from person to person in a manner similar to any other bacterial infection. ...