What is caries?

Dental caries (Tooth decay, cavity), is in almost all cases, a disease causing either the root or the crown of the tooth to be severely damaged by bacteria.

Tooth decay is caused by acid-producing bacteria contained in the leftovers in the teeth. The bacteria converts sugar into acid.

When tooth decay is discovered in time the tooth can be restored to proper form and function and the caries can be treated using a crown of either silver amalgam, dental composites or porcelain.

How to prevent dental caries

Brushing with a toothbrush with toothpaste at least twice a day. Use dental floss and toothpicks. Ask your dentist for advice.


Tooth decay does not occur in clean teeth. Where bacteria is not present, neither is caries.

Avoid Tooth Decay

Healthy teeth demands healthy habits. If you take care of your teeth and consult your dentist on a regular basis, you will be able to avoid cavities in your teeth completely.

The dentist always checks for caries, hence it can be difficult to discover with the naked eye.

DKK 320,- is the rate for dental examination + tooth cleaning at The Dentists 6 Enghave Plads, Copenhagen.