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Tooth decay

Healthy tooth showing layers of enamel, dentin, and root, and unhealthy tooth with plaque showing cavity affecting layers of tooth

Tooth decay is damage to the enamel of your teeth. It leads to cavities that can affect the deeper layers of the tooth.

Current as of: March 25, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Arden Christen DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry