Cavity Prevention

Tooth Decay
When plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, sits on the teeth and a sugary drink or sugary or starchy food is ingested, bacteria on the teeth create an acidic environment, which causes an acid attack on the tooth surface. The sticky bacteria keeps the acids in contact with the teeth and over repeated acid attacks can break down the tooth surface creating decay. Tooth decay is a tooth disease and needs to be treated. Without treatment decay can progress leading to a variety of outcomes including root canal treatment, tooth loss, or serious systemic infection.

Cavity Prevention

Ways to protect against tooth decay include:
  • Brush your teeth at least twice daily with a fluorinated toothpaste and floss at least once daily
  • Use of a Fluoride rinse may also be used.
  • Avoid sugary drinks and starchy, sugary foods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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