Dental decay prevention:
Dental decay is a disease of the hard tissues of the tooth ( enamel, dentin, cementum) and it is characterized by progressive destruction until the complete elimination.
Dental decay does not occur suddenly and without any apparent reason.
It is a danger for any tooth since it appears in mouth.
Oral environment is complex, containing both beneficial elements ( minerals, salivary buffer ) and toxic substances ( acids secreted by plaque).
Prevention of dental caries :
– Consumption of sweets only with main meals and not between meals.
It doesn’t matter the quantity of sweets, but their consumption permanently split in small but frequent portions doses , and endangers the integrity of the enamel.
– For the infants, the consumption of sweetened liquids at night ( sweetened milk tea on bottle) or frequent sucking the teat dipped in sugar or honey of course lead to a rapid destruction of temporary teeth.
-Choosing less sticky sweets that are less in contact with the tooth enamel.
Food less harmful : natural juices , homemade cakes , chocolate.
It seems that because of the fat content and cocoa, the chocolate and homemade cookies do not cause as much harm in the size for the enamel , as the products like caramels, cookies , sodas , ice cream, etc..
– Cleaning teeth with fluoride toothpaste and rising with mouthwash with fluoride.
The tooth brushing must be done twice /day , and the evening is mandatory before bed.
After meals, clean spaces between teeth with floss or silk thread , not tooth picks.
This blog post is an educational resource only and does not replace a medical consultation with a doctor .
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