Cavities are caused by tooth decay. Sugar is the primary culprit for tooth decay and avoiding sugary foods is an easy way of reducing this risk. Regularly visiting the dentist and paying great attention to your dental hygiene is essential.

Key findings:

– People with long-term eating disorders often have weakened teeth from a lack of nutrients. The purging associated with bulimia additionally exposes the teeth’s enamel surface to damaging stomach acids.

– Cancer patients and those on long-term medications are also more vulnerable to developing cavities.

– Genetics can also have an impact. People with microdontia, for example, have smaller teeth than average, which are extremely difficult to keep clean.

Some people may have teeth that are more prone to cavities than others no matter how often they brush or floss.

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