Dental decay or caries is a disease in which bacteria in the mouth target and damage the hardened tooth structures, cemetium, dentin, and enamel and overtime as the decay worsens it starts to produce holes and severe problems in the teeth. The process of decay can however be stopped and with a few trips to the dentist it can be treated. However if the bacteria is left to decay the teeth it will inevitably lead to, pain, infection, tooth loss, and in very severe cases death. Avoid running the risks of having dental cavities, a London W1 dental practice offer all the advice on dental decay treatment you should require. Those who are suffering from dental decay may not realise that they have any problems with their teeth as sometimes there are few signs, the signs of a cavity can be spotted and identified by small chalky white spots on the surface of the tooth which is due to the demineralisation of enamel. As time progresses the spot may turn brown but will eventually turn into a cavity (hole), up until the cavitation the process is reversible however once it has taken formation it will not grow or regenerate back to its previous state. Once the dentin and enamel become destroyed the cavity will become very noticeable, both in terms of appearance and pain as all the nerves in the tooth are exposed. The creation of dental cavities require four main factors in order for carious formations to occur, first a tooth`s surface is required, fermentable carbohydrates such as sucrose and sugars which are found in most foods, cavity causing bacteria, and time.