MadSci Network: Biochemistry

Re: What causes cavities and what happens when you get one?

Date: Sat Sep 4 10:17:27 2004
Posted By: Shoaib Khan, Doctor, Dentistry & materials, Fatima Jinnah Dental Hospital
Area of science: Biochemistry
ID: 1094234271.Bc


Cavities are caused by 4 things:
1. Carbohydrates
2. Bacteria
3. Tooth Surface
4. Time

These 4 things in combination cause the cavity to form, and when you get 
one you should visit to your dentist and get it restored. Don't wait until 
it starst hurting. Thats about it !!

Thanking you,
Dr. Shoaib

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