Getting cavities or tooth decay is not fun. Dentists call it dental caries. It’s really an infection of your teeth by germs that love sugar. Unlike the infection of gum disease, tooth infections are often painful. For many people, going to a dentist for a filling or a dental cap is one of the most dreaded experiences they can imagine. Fortunately for you, it doesn’t have to be that way. A strong immune system can be a very effective barrier against the germs associated with tooth decay. This means that tooth decay can be managed quite successfully with proper nutritional intervention and appropriate dental care. Now, doesn’t that sound like a better idea?