Did You Know Cavities Tooth Decay Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
There is a statement in English– “Oral Health is Overall Health” which means good condition of mouth is an indicator of good health.
Before starting the post I want to say one thing that whenever you feel cough, cold or fever. Do around 30-40 times gargle with warm water in a day, because it clean mouth and remove bad odor and infection germs from mouth which helps in come out of the health issue faster.
“Healthy Mouth- Healthy Body”. Today I am going to share about a common problem which is related to mouth and how can we protect our teeth from decay.
Our teeth are made up of calcium, phosphorus and many other minerals. The hardest part of human body is teeth but without care or awareness, these occurs a condition of tooth decay. This causes pain in teeth and we are unable to eat food. If it happens in our front teeth then it can even affect our face too, due to which we start losing our focus, confidence and this pain is not bearable in any situation.
Causes of Tooth Decay:-
This is a very common problem and because this occurs in our mouth that’s why we often ignore it.
3 main reasons behind tooth decay are:
Food stuff which contains large amount of carbohydrates and sugar can cause tooth decay. Moreover things like candy, sweets, bakery products (cake/pastries etc.) and potato chips are more likely to damage our teeth’s.
Oral Hygiene Practices:-
Poor oral hygiene ultimately leads to tooth decay brush your teeth twice a day. This can decrease the growth of bacteria’s in our mouth and helps in removing food completely from our teeth. Proper hygiene includes brushing your teeth regularly, flossing and using mouth wash.
Presence of Bacteria in Mouth:-
Even we clean our teeth properly then also there are some bacteria’s in everyone’s mouth. But growth of bacteria’s is increased or decreased, it only depends on how effectively we clean our teeth. If there is large growth of bacteria’s than there is something which is responsible for it.
As soon as we finish our meal, bacteria’s start functioning and form a clear, sticky layer called plaque. Plaque contains bacteria that feed on sugar in food we eat. Brushing teeth twice a day can stop these bacteria’s. As the bacteria are feed, they start making acids and this attack the teeth’s after we eat. These acids destroy tooth enamel causing tooth decay.
Symptoms of Tooth Decay
The first symptom of tooth decay is brown stain on any surface of teeth which increases in some time and changes into a hole. Food starts accumulating in it. This increases the activity of bacteria’s and work through the core of teeth creating a cavity.
You can experience strange sensitivity to temperature in infected tooth. Cavities often cause sensitivity to hot or cold liquids. When cavity gets larger and closer to nerve then it can cause excess amount of pain in teeth’s which goes into whole mouth, face and then in body.
9 Prevention’s for Tooth Decay
- Go for checkup after every 6 months.
- Wake up early in the morning and give some time to your regular work like brush your teeth while standing in front of mirror so that you can check whether there is proper hygiene of teeth or not.
- Brush teeth twice a day, once in the morning and once before sleeping.
- Use mouth after having food or do some gargles so that your mouth cleans and fresh.
- Try to do brush for at least 5 minutes.
- Avoid eating sweets and oily products or do some extra gargles after eating.
- Use more fruits and vegetables in your diet.
- Avoid eating sticky candies.
- Avoid or reduce the quantity of cigarette, cold drinks, tobacco etc.
Tooth Decay Treatment
If there is tooth decay or cavity in your teeth then visit a doctor and ask about the treatment of your tooth decay problem. If the decay is not serious than doctor will remove the decay and repair the tooth with a filling. This can be of some color as of teeth or can be of metallic color which is depends on us.
But if there is a problem of toothache then dentist will have an x-ray of those teeth. After this doctor will tell you about its treatment. Sometimes the nerve in the middle of tooth can be damaged and then the dentist will need to carry out root canal therapy and put a cap on the teeth. Moreover if the tooth is so badly decayed that it cannot be repaired then dentist may have to take the tooth out and can fix false denture there.
It is after said that “Prevention is better than cure” so it will be better to take care of teeth before it is getting too late for the treatment.
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