Tooth decay (cavities) affects almost all of us to some degree at some point in our lives. It usually occurs in children and young adults but can affect people of any age because as we grow older, the exposed root surfaces of teeth can be susceptible to decay.
Tooth decay is the most common cause of tooth loss for younger people. You can help prevent tooth decay with good oral hygiene and a proper diet. Seniors are also prone to tooth decay, mostly due to the multiple medications they take.