Charles M. Marks D.D.S and Dental Associates.

Conveniently located at 34th Street and 5th Avenue. Drs. Charles M. Marks and his associates offer Invisalign, cosmetic dental treatments and dental care for children, teens and adults.

212.279.1232

Cavities 101

When you visit a dentist office for a check-up, your dentist will review your X-rays and conduct a careful visual exam to look for cavities. Cavities are holes in the enamel of a tooth. When the cavity is shallow, you won’t feel any pain, although you still need to get a filling. If the cavity is left untreated, it will continue to get worse as more enamel wears away. Eventually, the nerves within the tooth can be exposed and the entire tooth may become infected, which can necessitate extraction.

You can learn more about how cavities develop by watching this informative animation. It explains how the consumption of sugar and carbohydrates feed the bacteria in your mouth, which produce acids as a byproduct. These acids are responsible for wearing away the tooth enamel.

For superior dentistry in New York, you can turn to the office of Dr. Charles Marks. Call our dentist office at (212) 279-1232 or visit our website to view our services.

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347 5th Avenue Suite 1310
New York, NY 10016

Hours of Operation

  • Closed Sunday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday
  • Closed Saturday