What is a Cavity?
A cavity is a damaged area in your tooth. Cavities can look many different ways. Typically it will be a dark spot, discoloration, or a hole in your tooth. To repair a cavity the soft dark area must be removed from your tooth by your dentist. Your dentist then typically places a bonding agent into your tooth and places a filling material.
A common area of the mouth to develop cavities is in the grooves of your molars. These areas are hard to keep clean. Bacteria gets trapped and is difficult to remove with a tooth brush. Another common area would be in between your teeth. This area is not easily reached by a tooth brush and food and bacteria gets caught in between your teeth. Flossing and brushing are the best way to ensure you are removing the plaque and bacteria.