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Moderate Decay

Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015

Moderate decay of the tooth is when the decay process is kept alive by the addition of sugar in our food that promotes bacterial growth. The longer this process is untreated, the greater the rate of destruction until the decay reaches the dentin, the main substance of the tooth. Dentin is part mineral and part living cells, and decay spreads much faster in dentin than in enamel, and will enlarge, formingmycontentbreak a cavity.