Tooth Decay or tooth cavity is the destruction of tooth structure which affects both the enamel and the dentin layer of the tooth. It is one of the most pervasive of all oral diseases that can affect children and adults alike.
There are several bacteria that reside in the oral cavity, some are good and some are harmful. The harmful bacteria is the one that initiates decay process and tooth decay may also causes due to acid secretion that corrodes the enamel.
Tooth decay occurs when the food items which contains carbohydrates left on the teeth, will get digested and converted into acids by the bacteria that live in the mouth. These acids which exist in the plaque dissolve the enamel of the teeth and creates holes called cavities in the teeth. These cavities are more common among children but aging may make cavities in adults too. Because adults lack benefits of fluoride and preventive dental care when they grow up and often have a number of dental fillings.
Tooth pastes and mouth rinses can prevent tooth decay to an extent. The following are some other tips to prevent tooth decay:
- Brush twice a day with fluoride paste, especially before going to bed
- Eat nutritious and balanced diet by limiting snacking
- Rinse daily with fluoride containing mouthwash
- Visit dentist regularly for oral exams and cleaning
- Drink fluoridated water
- Avoid carbohydrates and sticky food, if eaten brush your tooth soon afterward
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