Archive for August, 2013

Dental Caries

Dr. Matt here.  What is Dental Caries?  Dental caries is tooth decay. Specific bacteria (Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus sobrinus, lactobacilli and more) on the tooth surface feed on carbohydrates and make acids as waste products.  Acids travel into the tooth and dissolve out minerals.  If mineral loss is not halted or reversed a cavity is formed.  […]