Jefferson University Hospitals

Cavities (Tooth Decay)

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Brushing your teeth and flossing every day is essential in preventing plaque build-up. When this plaque is not removed from the teeth thoroughly and routinely, the acids in plaque can dissolve your tooth enamel, causing holes in the tooth, known as cavities.

If you believe you have a cavity or need a regular dental checkup, dentists at Jefferson will examine your teeth. If a cavity is present, your dentist will fill the decayed tooth and recommend routine oral hygiene to prevent future cavities.