How to Prevent Tooth Decay?

Posted by Dr. Bishay on Dec 23 2021, 09:10 PM

The teeth are usually one of the first things that get noticed when talking to someone. So naturally, having a perfect set of teeth can help boost your confidence. Maintaining good oral health is of prime importance to prevent tooth decay. Regardless of your age, you can always start caring for your oral health. 

What Is Tooth Decay?

Tooth decay is the breakdown of the tooth framework due to the bacterial action in the tooth. It can erode both the enamel and the dentin layers of the tooth, resulting in cavities. Proper oral hygiene habits will go a long way in the prevention of tooth decay.

How Does it Occur?

  • Food such as bread, candy, soda, milk, cereals, or cakes consists of carbohydrates that stick to the teeth.
  • Bacteria on the teeth digest carbohydrates into acid which causes tooth decay.
  • Plaque is formed when bacteria, acid, food debris, and saliva come together. The acids in the plaque create cavities in the tooth.

How to Prevent Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is a common condition that can affect anyone, ranging from children to adults. But tooth decay is also one of the most easily preventable conditions in the world. The recommendations from your dentist will make your oral health much stronger and long-lasting. 

  • Early detection of tooth decay is the basic tenet of treatment so that the tooth can be salvaged.
  • Lifestyle measures can also prevent further decay. So, eat tooth-friendly foods.
  • Rinse and clean your mouth with fluoride.
  • Cavities can be filled with fillings or can be set with a crown.
  • Root canal treatment (RCT) is performed when the inner nerves are exposed.

How Is Tooth Decay Treated?

  • Dental filling: Fill the area of cavities with the use of Amalgam or with a tooth color composite.
  • Fluoride: It helps keep tooth decay from spreading and limits the damage.
  • Artificial tooth crown: This type of restoration or capping of the tooth that completely protects by encircling the dental implant.
  • Root Canal Treatment (RCT): Designed to terminate the bacterial infection from your mouth and to save teeth from decay. The inflamed or infected part is removed and treated after disinfecting and cleaning, and then is filled and sealed.
  • Tooth Extractions: Teeth that are severely decayed can be removed. You can replace them with implants.

Make your oral health heartier with Grace Dental Ed Bishay. Schedule your appointment by calling us at (281) 340-1333. Our office is located at 5022 US-90 ALT suite c, Sugar Land, TX 77498.

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