Video: Dr. Katz explains how to prevent cavities through five easy methods.
According to Scientific American, about 97% of people will develop at least one dental cavity at some point in their lives. When destructive anaerobic bacteria break down the protective barriers of the teeth, three types of decay can develop and lead to cavities. Certain factors like recessed gums and teeth with deep grooves cannot be controlled. The good news is even if you are more susceptible, following a few simple steps can help combat the anaerobic bacteria responsible for the formation of cavities.