Cavity is also called as tooth decay and it is a most common disease found among the children and the infants. Cavity refers to the hole or the room space that appears on the teeth due to decaying or infection. Tooth decay or cavity is a disease caused by the bacteria.
The cavity is never a life threatening disease and is very much preventable by means of a proper oral hygiene. Normally any ones mouth is full of bacteria. These bacteria in the mouth help in the digestion process and hence it is not harmful. When these bacteria sticks together it will form a plaque, and this will get stick on to the teeth.
This happens because of improper cleaning. The main bacteria of the plaque that causes cavity are called Streptococcus mutans. The cavity on the tooth has got a tendency to grow bigger and deeper with time if no proper precautions are taken to stop cavity.
As mentioned the cavity is a preventable disease with proper care and good habit. Children and infants are the most to be infected with cavity problems. With a proper regulations and care and avoiding various problem making foods one can easily prevent the cavity. We have got special paediatric dental doctors to deal with various cavity issues that can occur among the infants and children.