What Is Tooth Decay?

“Tooth decay, also known as caries or cavities, is an oral disease that affects many people. Unlike other diseases, however, caries is not life-threatening and is highly preventable, though it affects most people to some degree during their lifetime.

Natural bacteria live in your mouth and form plaque. The plaque interacts with deposits left on your teeth from sugary and starchy foods and produces acids. These acids damage tooth enamel over time by dissolving, or demineralizing enamel, which weakens the teeth and leads to tooth decay.

Foods containing carbohydrates (starches and sugars), such as soda pop, candy, ice cream, milk, and cake, and even some fruits, vegetables, and juices, may contribute to tooth decay.”

Cited from the the Academy of General Dentistry

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Huntington Beach, Ca. 92648
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About Dr. Sebastian

Doctor Sebastian Gonzales is a native Californian, born and raised in Orange County. Dr. Sebastian has been providing cosmetic dentistry for over 25 years in his Huntington Beach dentist Office. His undergraduate studies were completed at California State University of Long Beach. There, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 1978. He attended the University of California School of Dentistry of San Francisco where he received his doctorate in Dental Surgery in 1982. Dr. Sebastian believes in hard work, commitment and honesty. His philosophy with his patients is clear and emphasizes the integrity of his work as both a cosmetic dentist and a general dentist.