WHAT IS DENTAL CARIES?
Dental caries or Decay is a very common disease which causes cavities and discoloration of both permanent and "baby" teeth
As the disease progresses the tooth:
- becomes weaker and may fracture
- may become painful
- Nerve may be damaged
WHAT CAUSES DENTAL CARIES?
Bacteria only produce this acid when they are exposed to Sugar
HOW CAN ONE PREVENT DENTAL CARIES?
You can prevent decay by:
- Have a sensible Diet - be careful how often you eat Sugary foods or have sugary drinks
- Have an effective Oral Hygiene routine - proper Tooth Brushing and Inter Dental Cleaning to reduce the amount of Bacteria on tooth surfaces
- Using Fluoride - this makes Enamel more resistant to Acid