Dental Cavities and Ways to Prevent Them
What are dental cavities?
Cavities are also called caries which are permanent damaged spots in the hard surface of the teeth that progress into small or large holes that can only be repaired by dentists.
How do they cause?
Cavities are particularly seen in young children and teenagers those who do not practice a proper oral hygiene. The process of tooth decay involves,
Plaque Build Up
Plaque Damages Teeth
Decay and Destruction
Signs and Symptoms
Based on the location of cavities and level of decay, different signs and symptoms may arise. When the cavity starts, there may be no early symptoms. But when it spreads larger, signs and symptoms will be visible and that includes,
Tooth pain, especially when biting down
White, brown, or black spots on the decayed teeth
Small or large holes in the teeth visible to the naked eye
How to prevent dental cavities?
Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste before going to bed. It’s recommended to brush twice a day.
Visit a dentist regularly and perform regular checkups & maintenance
Avoid continual sipping and snacking
Use mouth washes after taking meals
Importance of healthy diet
For good dental health, eat a variety of foods. Choose foods from each of the five major food groups:
milk, cheese and yogurt
meat, poultry and fish
breads, cereals and other grain products
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