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Tooth Decay & Damage Center

Tooth decay is the destruction of teeth due to the interaction of teeth with bacteria and food. Plaque build-up can lead to tartar formation and, eventually, cavities (dental caries) and/or gum disease. Tooth injuries can involve a damaged, fractured or cracked tooth, as well as trauma such as tooth loss. Bruxism (teeth grinding or clenching) can lead to tooth surface loss.

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