Decay is caused by bacteria that can be transmitted from person to person. Did you know that infants get decay from their parents? That is why we like to see infants by one year old or when their first tooth comes in.
Since bacteria cause tooth decay, forgoing treatment risks spread to neighboring teeth, multiplying dental health issues. It is very important to remove the decay, clean the area, and restore the tooth with a filling.
To ensure overall oral health, missing or damaged teeth need to be replaced or restored by a licensed dentist.
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