What causes dental caries/cavity or decay?
Dental caries or cavities are caused by acid that is produced by bacteria in the tooth plaque. It is a specific bacteria that produces acid from sugar or carbohydrates. For the cavities to develop there must be a tooth, carbohydrates or sugary food, and bacteria. it is important to note that amount of sugar in the dies is not as important as frequency of intake sugary diet, the more often teeth will be in contact with sugary food/snacks the faster the cavities develop on teeth.
So to prevent dental cavity formation on teeth people should eliminate either plaque or sugar from the teeth, by means of brushing and flossing. There is no other devices available to replace flossing. The only correct way of preventing dental cavities between teeth is regular flossing. At least once a day flossing is ok, but if you can floss 2 or 3 times that is even better. Therefore it is vital to have regular dental examinations in order to detect dental cavities and stop them from spreading further.