Welcome to The Canary System blog. This blog is designed to provide the reader with some pertinent information on tooth decay or dental caries and how both you and your oral health care provider can treat this very common disease. Yes, tooth decay is a disease and it can be treated in a number of ways ranging from the placement of a filling when the hole or lesion is large to actually trying to stabilize or remineralize a small early lesion. All this depends upon detecting the tooth decay and developing a treatment approach tailored to the size of the lesion, the existing oral environment and the patient’s diet. Lets explore together.