Sunday, 11 November 2012

Tooth Decay – Also called Cavities, Dental Caries


You call it a cavity. Your dentist calls it tooth decay or dental caries. They're all names for a hole in your tooth. The cause of tooth decay is plaque, a sticky substance in your mouth made up mostly of germs. Tooth decay starts in the outer layer, called the enamel. Without a filling, the decay can get deep into the tooth and its nerves and cause a toothache or abscess.

To help prevent cavities

  • Brush your teeth every day with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Clean between your teeth every day with floss or another type of between-the-teeth cleaner
  • Snack smart - limit sugary snacks
  • See your dentist or oral health professional regularly

Above article from:
www.nim.nih.gov

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  2. Absolutely right tooth decay is basically hole in our tooth. Brushing and flossing both are mandatory but visiting the best Dentist in Hamilton will ensure that you will never ever face any dental issues in future.

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