What Is Tooth Decay?

What Is Tooth Decay?
How cavities develop at the gum line.
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Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases amongst adults. It is a bacterial infection on your teeth (refer to the above magnified image of bacteria on the tooth surface), which high risk adults can’t control with just brushing and flossing.

One in three adults suffer from tooth decay. More are at risk.

With risk assessment by your dentist and application of the Prevora (chlorhexidine diacetate) antibacterial tooth coating when you are at high risk, adult tooth decay is both predictable and preventable.