Tooth Decay Treatment
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Tooth Cavities Treatment
The most important factor in controlling dental decay is that we break the chain of events that causes cavities.
PLAQUE (Bacteria) + SUGAR = ACID + TOOTH = DECAY
Bacteria in plaque use sugar to produce acids, which attack the enamel on your teeth resulting in tooth decay.
From the equation above, you will see there are three ways we can prevent the formation of cavities.
Reduce the level of plaque
By reducing the level of plaque (bacteria) in our mouths, less acid will be produced. This is done by brushing and flossing after meals to wash away bacteria and food debris. Use an antiseptic mouthwash to kill remaining bacteria.
Diet control (Sugar control)
We can reduce the time harmful sugars are present in our mouths by eliminating sugary snacks and choosing foods that do not adhere to the teeth. The rate that decay attacks a tooth is directly related to the number of times per day that we eat foods which contain sugar. So it is not surprising that many cavities appear within a short time when a child eats lollies all-day-long between meals. Hence, reduce the frequency and amount of sugary and acidic food and drinks and try to limit these foods to mealtimes.
Making the Enamel more resistant to acid attack
Use a fluoride mouth rinse and fluoride toothpaste to help resist decay. Fluoride ions bond chemically with the teeth, producing tooth enamel which is then more resistant to the attack of acids.
Eating sugar-rich foods between meals is one of the worst things you can do to your teeth.
If you avoid the foods which “trigger” the decay-producing acid, you eliminate one cause of tooth decay.
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