Caries is discomforting and often painful. It can have various consequences, such as:
- Bad breath (halitosis)
- Sensitivity to hot and cold, sweet and
- Tooth loss
Tooth loss can, in turn, cause:
Caries is the most frequent cause of toothache. Generally, it is more frequent
in countries with a high standard of living. This is because caries is diet-related.
A diet rich in sugars is the main factor in developing of decay.
- Chewing problems
- Digestive problems
- Malocclusion (imperfect positioning
of the teeth when the jaws are closed).
- Jaw damage