Fight With Your Cavity At It’s Early Age


Fight With Your Cavity At It’s Early Age

Fight With Your Cavity At It’s Early Age

It’s not like your teeth will fall out if you skip brushing your teeth now and then. It is true that they will not fall out but forgoing good dental habit like brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing them will definitely increase other health risks in the long run. So while your teeth might not fall out, they will definitely become prone to tooth decay and gum diseases.

To avoid such decay and formation of cavities it is vital that you adhere to the fundamentals of good dental care and regularly visit your doctor. It is also important that you inculcate this good dental care habit from an early age to fight the cavity.

What Is Cavity?

The process of losing a part of your tooth or teeth due to decay caused by acids in your mouth. The acid demineralises the enamel of the tooth. Typically the enamel, i.e., the outer layer of the tooth is affected first and can be confined within that if detected at an early stage. The enamel can be re-strengthened by the dentist externally by re-mineralising it with substances like fluorides.

However, if the cavity is left untreated then the decay will reach the inner layers, beyond the enamel. In such a case the option of treating it externally becomes impossible.

Most of the time patients neglect the initial stages of the cavity and only goes to the dentist once the tooth collapses because the outer covering loses the support. At times, the decay goes as deep as the nerve of the tooth that causes extreme pain and a root canal treatment is the only option left.

6  Ways To Prevent Cavity

There are several ways that you can prevent cavity and tooth decay.

  1. Brush and Floss: No matter how lazy you feel brush your teeth regularly, at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste for two minutes. Also, do not neglect to floss it is as vital as brushing. It helps you to remove the food particles lodged within your teeth.
  2. Rinse: Rinse your mouth with mouthwash after brushing your teeth each time.
  3. Visit Your Dentist: Regular oral exam and professional cleaning is a must at least twice a year. This helps in removing the plaque buildup and prevents teeth decay.
  4. Sealants: If you have grooves and nooks in your teeth where often food gets lodged ask your dentist about sealants. Sealing off the crannies can prevent tooth decay.
  5. Drink tap water: It is good to have mineral or specially treated water but also drink some tap water. Most cities add fluoride to the public drinking water supply that makes it good as a tooth decay preventive. Also, drinking water increases saliva secretion that cleans the mouth off harmful bacteria.
  6. Munch: Eat and chew on teeth healthy foods like fruits and vegetables. Also, if you want to chew on sugarless gums. Avoid sugar-based foods, mainly fast-foods, they are one of the main causes of tooth decay and cavity.

Inculcate a good oral habit to ensure good pearly whites so that they do not suffer from the cavity. If you feel some kind of sensation in your teeth or gum visit your dentist immediately.