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  • Tooth decay :

    Tooth decay is a disease affecting the tissue in the teeth. It is caused by the erosive action of bacteria which affects the enamel of the teeth, and the dentine, and even the pulp of the tooth (if the decay is very advanced).

    Three factors influence the forming of decay:

    • hereditary factors
    • oral hygiene
    • and diet

    Once the process of decay has started, it cannot be reversed. Only a dentist can treat decay by removing the damaged tissue.

    Cavities and tooth decay are among the world’s most common health problems.

    REF: J&J INTERNAL DATA

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