Also termed caries, tooth decay refers to the destruction of the hard white enamel on the surface of teeth that protects the inner pulp and nerves inside from the elements. This causes exposure of the inner nerves to hot and cold food or drink which leads to pain.
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Oral bacteria are ready to spring into action the moment a dental hygienist finishes scraping plaque off a patient's teeth.