Treatment of Dental Caries. New Practice

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What are Dental Caries?

Dental caries is a scientific term for tooth decay or tooth cavities. The natural bacteria that lives in our mouth can build up into a colourless sticky film called plaque. This plaque if not regularly brushed away, builds up and collects in the grooves on our teeth surfaces, spaces between teeth and around the gum line.

This bacteria turns the sugars in the food we eat into acids. If unchecked or left un-removed this acid then causes tooth erosion by dissolving the minerals that make up the outer surface of the tooth, enamel. Over time this damage becomes visible in the form of cavities and decay.

A lot of meals contain sugars, surprisingly even the ones you think do not contain any or contain just a little. The best way to avoid tooth decay is to clean your teeth after every meal.


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