Toothache Management Applecross
Tooth decay is the main cause of toothaches for most children and adults.
Bacteria present in your mouth thrive on the sugars and starches in the food you eat. These bacteria form plaque that sticks to the surface of your teeth.
Acids produced by the bacteria in plaque can eat through the hard, white coating on the teeth enamel, creating a cavity.
The first symptoms of decay may be pain when eating something sweet, very cold or very hot. Sometimes, decay will show as a brown or white spot on the tooth.