Watford Smiles Tooth
Occurs when bacteria in your mouth uses the food and drink you have (particularly containing sugar) to create acid in your mouth that dissolves the outer layer (enamel) of your teeth. The bacteria (plaque) is stuck to your teeth and if not adequate removed with toothbrushing or flossing it begins to breakdown the outer layer and affect the inner layers (dentine), which can cause pain (sensitivity or aches).
What are the symptoms of tooth decay?
Sometimes you may not have any visible symptoms until it has reached an advanced stage. A dental radiograph will help show if this is the case. If left untreated can lead to further problems such as infection or gum disease.
Some symptoms of tooth decay include:
Sensitivity (sharp pain)
Brown, black marks on your teeth
Repair badly decayed teeth
Unpleasant taste in your mouth