Tuesday 27 December 2016

Getting older can be less than fun, but it’s something everyone needs to deal with. As we live longer and fuller lives, dental health becomes all the more important. By and large, dental care doesn’t turn inside out when you reach a certain age, but you will have to do more to keep your smile strong. If working out, stretching, or diet changes are already on the table, why not add more vigilant dental care to the list?

Caring For Your Teeth Before You Reach Retirement

The single most important thing you can do to keep your teeth healthy later is to care for them now. If you’ve been procrastinating on brushing more than once a day, or meaning to floss more than once in a blue moon, now is the time to hop to it. Caring for your teeth now will ensure that they are around to serve you well into your twilight years. Be mindful of damaging your enamel, keeping gum disease in check, and keeping receding gums in check.
  • Darkened teeth: Expect changes to dentin and a lifetime of stain-causing food and drink to finally show your teeth’s age.
  • Diminished taste: Medications, diseases, and other effects of aging can and will make changes in the way things taste.
  • Dry mouth: Reduced saliva can be a factor in certain medical conditions including diabetes and cancer treatments. It’s also normal as you age to see a drop in saliva, which can lead to other dental issues.
  • Root decay: Tooth decay isn’t exactly a new problem, but it gets more difficult to manage as you get older. Especially if you don’t take care of your teeth when you’re young.
  • Gum disease: Plaque buildup can lead to decay and receding gums. Eventually it will lead to loose teeth which means…
  • Tooth loss: If you don’t take care of your teeth, you will lose them – guaranteed.

Visiting A Dentist

As you age, it becomes crucial to visit the dentist regularly to ensure that your healthy teeth stay that way. Every 6 months you will want to schedule a regular cleaning and checkup, and to closely follow your dentist’s advice. This is especially crucial if you have already started losing teeth or are using dentures. The dentist will check for loose teeth, and for bumps or lumps that might lead to oral cancer. They should also check with you about changes to your mouth like diminished taste or changes in colour.


When choosing a brush, we recommend a soft bristle brush that is easier on your gums. You should brush after each and every meal and this becomes especially important as you age and your enamel wears away. The right brush for you is one that fits comfortably in your hand. If you are suffering from arthritis or find it difficult to hold a brush for the recommended two to three minute cleaning, try wrapping your brush with something to widen the grip or consider an electric brush that is less difficult to use. When brushing, use a forty-five degree angle and try not to scrub too hard. As you age, brushing too hard can actually cause your gums to recede. So if you’re not sure about how much pressure to use, talk to the dentist about the s


Flossing should be done daily. Flossing helps you reach the almost one third of your tooth surface area that you’d otherwise miss. It’s never too late to start flossing, and it only takes a few minutes out of your day. To do it well, use a length of floss as long as your arm and wrap it around your middle fingers, leaving about two inches in between. Use your index fingers to guide the floss into place. As you move the floss along your teeth, remember to scrape the side of each tooth several times to get all the plaque off. It’s a good idea to leave more floss on one finger so you can unravel one end and tighten the other, using a new section of floss for each tooth. If you are having trouble gripping the floss due to shaking or arthritis, consider dental tape or a flossing aid like a flossing pick. Failing those options, consider a WaterPik as a good backup.


Implants are an excellent, relatively recent advancement in dentistry, and are used to replace missing teeth. The procedure involves surgery and is more expensive than dentures, but the result is permanent. Implants work by attaching a metal post into the jawbone, and then attaching the dental implant by screwing it into place. Once in place, the implant will be shaded to match your natural teeth, and filed to match your bite. Most people forget they have implants at all. Implants are stronger than some options, but they’re not as strong as your original tooth, so you have to be careful when caring for them. Flossing is just as important between artificial implants, for instance. You need to be extra careful flossing where the implant meets the gum.


If all else fails and you find yourself in need of partial or complete dentures, rest assured that the look and feel of false teeth has improved over the years. Removable teeth are custom made to fit your mouth and replicate the look of your original teeth. Partial dentures will fill select spaces of missing teeth, improving your overall appearance and making it easier to chew your food. Full dentures become necessary when partial dentures or implants becomes impractical or ineffective. In this case you may need to remove any remaining teeth through dental surgery. Even without your original teeth, caring for your mouth is very important. For instance, if you have partial dentures and don’t brush your remaining teeth, that can cause gum disease and inflammation which can make wearing dentures uncomfortable or even impossible. Regular visits to the dentist are required as your mouth is always changing. Don’t forget to report any discomfort to the dentist between appointments.

Looking After Others

If you have an elderly person in your care and are trying to help them with looking after their teeth, here are some helpful tips to consider:
  1. Speak to the dentist about caring for the person based on their specific needs.
  2. Go slowly at first and make sure you are communicating clearly.
  3. Be sure the person you are caring for is comfortable and seated on a stool or chair.
  4. For real teeth, use a soft or electric brush from behind the patient in front of a mirror and sink.
  5. Brush slowly and check to make sure your patient is comfortable.
  6. With dentures, check for cracks before scrubbing and rinsing the dentures.
  7. After dentures are removed, ask permission to check the patient’s mouth for sores. Use a damp cloth to clean around the gums and check for sores and discoloured areas.
  8. Dentures can be soaked in a denture cleanser or in warm water overnight.
  9. Have your patient rinse with warm water when you’re done.
Caring for someone else’s teeth or mouth is difficult, but it gets easier as a relationship forms between caregiver and patient. If you are having difficulty, turn to the dentist for help.

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Saturday 24 December 2016

Happy Christmas :)


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Friday 23 December 2016

May your Christmas be decorated with cheer and filled with love. Let the spirit of Christmas warm your home with love, joy and peace.


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Wednesday 14 December 2016

7 of the most common dental health pitfalls to avoid

Keeping our oral hygiene high is something few of us actually manage to achieve on a permanent basis. We are all entitled the occasional lapse in our routines but here are the 7 most common dental pitfalls that you absolutely must try to avoid whenever and however possible.
These 7 tips will help you maintain your oral hygiene:
1. Twice a day brushing
Whilst the most obvious of our tips this is undoubtedly the most important. Nearly a quarter of adults don't brush their teeth twice daily. However, regular brushing stops the bacterial build-up of plaque. Studies have shown that even missing one brushing session can start the process of forming cavities. Make sure you brush twice a day for two minutes to keep your teeth plaque free.
2. Incorrect brushing technique
Brushing technique is just as important as brushing. One of the most common mistakes we make is missing areas of the mouth. When brushing you need to ensure that every tooth is cleaned and that we clean the total surface area of the tooth. When you're in a hurry it can be easy to just skim over areas but this often leaves plaque on the teeth and along the gum line - leading to cavities and gingivitis. In addition also be careful not to brush your teeth too hard as you can damage your gums.
3. Not using the right toothbrush
You need to make sure you are using the right tools for the job. Toothbrushes come with different thickness and strength bristles. Small headed brushes are widely regarded as the best as they allow you to reach everywhere in your mouth more easily. In terms of bristles softer tend to be better - ideally with rounded heads to prevent aggravation of the gums.
4. Not replacing your toothbrush enough
We've all used a toothbrush past its best. Once the bristles start to lose their strength and you have a spread it is already past time to replace your brush. Our best tip is to buy multiple brushes and always have one spare in the bathroom cabinet. Using a brush past its sell by date makes it more likely that you will miss areas of your mouth whilst brushing and that plaque will not be removed efficiently.
5. Not Using Floss
No matter how good your brushing is you cannot reach every area between your teeth. Regular flossing helps remove plaque and food that builds up between your teeth. The build-up of plaque along the gum line is one of the leading causes of gum disease. Daily flossing helps remove plaque and prevent gum disease.
6. Too much sugar
Our diets are the leading cause of tooth decay. The big enemy here is fizzy drinks - as many of us now drink these all day. Drink sugary or fizzy drinks irregularly to avoid cavities. Your health and your mouth will thank you.
7. Not visiting the dentist
Even if your oral hygiene is superb you still should visit the dentist twice a year. Visiting the dentist regularly ensures that any problems that do arise can be quickly dealt with. 

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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Dental Facts Every Expectant Mother Needs to Know
For expectant mothers it is quite normal to be concerned about their own general and oral health. Could pregnancy affect my gums? (Yes, gingivitis, inflammation of the gum tissue is common from the second through the eighth month of pregnancy.) Does the calcium for the baby's teeth come from my teeth? (No, this is an old wives' tale!)

You are wise to already be thinking about your baby's dental health because his/her teeth have already started forming in the tiny jaw bones, by the fifth to sixth week after conception. By birth, all twenty primary (baby) teeth are almost completely formed. Here are some facts that you will need to know:
The best thing you can do as an expectant mother is to nurture and maintain your own dental and general health. It's best to eat a balanced diet and avoid starchy and sugary snacks between meals. A healthy and balanced diet will provide you with the calcium, phosphorus and other vitamins and minerals needed for your baby's teeth and bones. Throughout your pregnancy, your physician will evaluate your specific needs and advise you accordingly.

Does the calcium for the baby's teeth come from my teeth?

No! It's important for us to dispel a common myth that the calcium needed for your baby's teeth comes from the mother's teeth. The truth is that it comes from your diet.

What's the best way to care for my teeth?

To help prevent tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease, brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day. A fluoridated toothpaste to remove plaque is recommended. Be sure to clean between your teeth daily with floss or inter-dental cleaners, and supplement with an anti-plaque/anti-gingivitis mouth rinse.  To learn how to brush and floss correctly, consult your dentist or hygienist.
Gingivitis, inflammation of the gums, is especially common during the second through the eighth month of pregnancy.

What about fluoride?

For women who take fluoride supplements during pregnancy, the expectation is that the additional fluoride will help their children form strong teeth. This may sound appealing, but the benefits of prenatal fluoride supplementation remains poorly studied and therefore quite controversial. Fluoride supplements will not necessarily aid in the process of enamel formation because fluoride works best when the teeth have fully formed and have erupted in the mouth. Fluoride changes the chemical bonds in the enamel of the erupted teeth to make it more cavity-resistant.
Due to the fact that prenatal fluoride supplementation remains poorly studied, there are many unanswered questions. Therefore, indications for prenatal fluoride supplementation have not been established. More research is needed to determine the advantages, if any, and the dosage levels for prenatal fluoride supplementation.

Does pregnancy affect my gums?

During pregnancy, your body's hormone levels rise considerably. Gingivitis, inflammation of the gums, is especially common during the second through the eighth month of pregnancy. This may cause red, puffy or tender gums that tend to bleed when you brush. This sensitivity is an exaggerated response to bacterial plaque and is caused by an increased level of the hormone progesterone in your system which is normal during pregnancy. Occasionally, over growths of gum tissue, called “pregnancy tumors,” appear on the gums during the second trimester. These non-cancerous localized growths or swellings are usually found between the teeth and are believed to be related to excess plaque. Hence, it's especially important to maintain a high level of oral hygiene during pregnancy. Studies have suggested that pregnant women who have severe periodontal (gum) disease may be at a higher risk for preterm birth and low birth weight. 

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Friday 2 December 2016

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be Nervous About Implant Surgery
Dental implants have gained a popular reputation for their life-like appearance and longevity. Much of the latter is attributable to the titanium post embedded in the jawbone. Because titanium has a natural affinity with bone, new cells will grow and adhere to the Dental Implant over time, making their connection strong and durable.
Of course, to achieve that requires implant surgery — a prospect that gives many people pause before choosing this replacement option. But implant surgery is a routine undertaking, causes very little discomfort and in trained hands has a very high success rate.

Here are 3 reasons why implant surgery is nothing to be nervous about.

The procedure is precisely planned. Implant surgery is a relatively minor procedure, mainly because all the placement details are often mapped out ahead of time. For complex situations your dentist can use x-ray or CT imaging to determine the exact location for each implant and create a surgical guide to use during the procedure to make incisions and create the small channel that will hold the implant.
Implant surgery can be performed with local anesthesia. Implantation is usually easier than tooth extraction — if you’re healthy enough for that procedure you should have no problem undergoing implant surgery. With a local anesthetic, your dentist will numb only the implant site and surrounding tissues while you remain conscious. If, however, you have any anxiety your dentist can also include a sedative or anti-anxiety medication before proceeding.
There’s minimal discomfort afterward. Thanks to the pre-planned surgical guide and advanced implantation techniques, there’s very little tissue disruption and incised tissues are normally stitched with self-absorbing sutures. While some cases may require stronger pain relievers, most of the time a mild non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as aspirin or ibuprofen is sufficient for discomfort afterward.
The implant site heals fairly quickly and predictably with a 95-97% success rate. A few weeks after bone integration the permanent life-like tooth is cemented, and you’ll be ready for many years of full function and a confident smile.

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Friday 28 October 2016

Here's Wishing you A Happy And Safe Diwali.


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Tuesday 25 October 2016

Preventing Tooth Decay: Is Your Diet Helping or Hurting Your Efforts?

The foundation for Tooth Decay Prevention is daily brushing and flossing, along with professional cleanings and checkups as often as your dentist recommends. But what you eat is also important — your diet could be hurting your hygiene efforts.   

     So, how do your favorite foods fare in the war against tooth decay? Here are some common types and their relationship to this damaging disease.

Starches: Staples like rice, potatoes or bread when broken down by enzymes release glucose and other simple sugars that oral bacteria can consume to produce acid, the primary enemy of tooth enamel. While this raises their decay potential, though, it’s still lower than table sugar, unless the starchy food contains added sugar as in many breakfast cereals, biscuits or cakes. Less refined starches like whole grains, on the other hand, have other properties that can protect teeth.

Fruits and vegetables: Although fruit contains sugars, they don’t appear to increase decay risk when consumed fresh. In fact, eating fresh fruit instead of free sugar or sugar-added foods have been shown to reduce decay risk (dried fruits, on the other hand, increase risk because they release free sugars when dried). Vegetables are often fibrous, requiring more chewing that in turn stimulates saliva production for neutralizing acid in the mouth.

Acidic foods and beverages: Chronic mouth acidity softens the enamel’s mineral content and causes it to eventually erode. Many foods and drinks (especially sodas, sports and energy drinks) contain high levels of acid. The effect is compounded when you sip beverages over long intervals rather than consuming them all at once or during meals.

Dairy foods: Cheese, milk and other dairy products actually have properties that deter decay and strengthen teeth. They’re rich in calcium, which can be absorbed by the enamel and help stimulate saliva production. Milk contains the sugar lactose, which causes less acid production than other sugars, and is rich in nutrients like the aforementioned calcium, phosphorus and casein that help stop decay.

Our best advice: limit your intake of free sugars, sugar-added foods, and acidic foods and beverages, while increasing fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and dairy products in your diet. Not only is this a good prescription for general nutrition, it will also help contribute to healthier, decay-free teeth.

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Saturday 1 October 2016

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Wednesday 28 September 2016

Smiles predict marriage success!!

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Psychologists have found that how much people smile in old photographs can predict their later success in marriage.
In one test, the researchers looked at people's college yearbook photos, and rated their smile intensity from 1 to 10. None of the people who fell within the top 10 percent of smile strength had divorced, while within the bottom 10 percent of smilers, almost one in four had had a marriage that ended, the researchers say. (Scoring was based on the stretch in two muscles: one that pulls up on the mouth, and one that creates wrinkles around the eyes.)
While the connection is striking, the researchers stress that they can't conclude anything about the cause of the correlation.
"Maybe smiling represents a positive disposition towards life," said study leader Matthew Hertenstein, a psychologist at DePauw University in Indiana. "Or maybe smiling people attract other happier people, and the combination may lead to a greater likelihood of a long-lasting marriage. We don’t really know for sure what's causing it."
Hertenstein said he has considered other explanations, such as the possibility that people who smile more often tend to attract more friends, and a larger support network makes it easier to keep a marriage healthy. 
The study is detailed in the April 5 issue of the journal Motivation and Emotion.
Do you own a GREAT Smile??

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Saturday 24 September 2016

The Top Reasons for Tooth Pain

Tooth pain can range from mild and fleeting to throbbing and constant but the mechanism behind what you’re feeling is often the same: the nerves in the pulp chamber at the center of your affected tooth or teeth are responding to stimuli and sending out a warning in the form of a disagreeable sensation that something’s not right. Here are the top reasons your teeth might be causing you discomfort:

  1. Dental Caries (Cavity). Certain oral bacteria feed on food particles trapped in your mouth and produce acid that over time can eat through the protective tooth enamel into the sensitive dentin below.
  2. Enamel Erosion. Acids in your diet and gastric acids from acid reflux (GERD) and vomiting can wear away tooth enamel.
  3. Gum Recession. Gums can recede over time, exposing the sensitive tooth roots. Brushing too vigorously and/or using a toothbrush that’s too hard can contribute to gum recession.
  4. Recent Dental Work. Dental work can inflame pulp tissues and cause temporary sensitivity that should subside as the pulp heals.
  5. Loose, Old, or Lost Filling. Fillings seal off areas of past decay. If they don’t fit right or are dislodged, air, food particles and bacteria can infiltrate and irritate exposed nerve endings.
  6. Chip, Crack or Fracture. Teeth may be weakened over time due to pressure caused by biting and chewing as well as teeth grinding (bruxism) and jaw clenching. What starts as thin lines in the enamel can evolve into chips, cracks and fractures that expose nerve endings.
  7. Periodontal Disease. This is an infection of the tissues that support the teeth caused by a buildup of bacterial biofilm (plaque) along the gum line that triggers inflammation. In severe cases, the infection can travel to the end of a tooth root or through accessory canals and gain entrance into the dental pulp.
  8. Abscess. An abscess is a pus-filled sac caused by an infection. It can occur at the base of the tooth root or in the space between the tooth and gum.
  9. Tooth Grinding (bruxism)/Jaw Clenching. Referred to as parafunctional habits, these behaviors exert extreme stress on teeth and wear them down, causing increased tooth sensitivity and jaw soreness.
  10. Referred Pain. Sometimes pain originating in another tooth or outside the dental area — sinus congestion or infection for example — may radiate around the mouth and give the impression of pain for a specific tooth.
As you can see, pain is a warning of all sorts of threats to your oral health. We can help you identify the cause and appropriate treatment could be rendered so you can feel better and protect your smile.

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Friday 9 September 2016

Let Us Help Take Care Of That Smile...

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Tuesday 6 September 2016

May You  Find All The Delights In Life And All Your Wishes Are Fulfilled. Here's Wishing You All A Very Happy And Blessed Ganesh Chaturthi .

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Tuesday 30 August 2016

Canker Sores: What Are They?

If you have ever experienced a canker – or chancre – sore in your mouth, you know that they can be bothersome at the very least, and often quite painful. They seem to pop up out of the blue and immediately outstay their welcome. So, what are they exactly, and is there anything you can do to get rid of them? 
Canker sore is the informal term used in North America for the medical condition referred to as Aphthous Stomatitis. Canker sores are generally small ulcers found only inside the mouth, usually along the cheeks, tongue, or lips. They can make it very uncomfortable to talk, eat, or drink and can be very painful when acidic foods come into contact with them. The flesh of the sore itself is usually white and very tender with red aggravated skin surrounding it, but they are not contagious.
 Who do canker sores affect?
Women are twice as likely to get canker sores than men and usually occur between the ages of 10 and 20, although they can appear earlier in life. That being said, anyone can be affected by canker sores at any age. There have been cases of canker sores reported as early as two years old.
 What causes canker sores?
Unfortunately, the true cause of canker sores is unknown. However, it has been proven that eating an excess of highly citrus fruits, such as lemons, oranges, pineapples, tomatoes, and strawberries, can trigger canker sores in many people.
Consuming a lot of sugary foods, such as candies, can also cause sores to pop up. Damage or irritation from dental appliances, accidental biting of the tongue or cheek, or ill-fitting dentures can also be a trigger for canker sores. There has also been evidence that suggests a diet lacking in vitamin B-12 can cause canker sores. This vitamin can be found in foods such as eggs, dairy products, and seafood.
 What is the difference between a canker sore and a cold sore?
Canker sores occur exclusively inside the mouth and do not have any known cause. Cold sores, on the other hand, are caused by a viral infection and are highly contagious. Unlike canker sores, cold sores occur outside of the mouth and are filled with fluid, resembling blisters, and generally scab over before healing.
 Are canker sores dangerous?
Generally, no, canker sores are not dangerous. They can be extremely uncomfortable, even very painful, but they usually disappear on their own after a week or two. However, canker sores should not occur more than four or five times in a year – so if you experience an excessive amount, it could point to a larger health issue. Consult your doctor if you believe this sounds like your experience.
 How do you treat a canker sore?
Most of the time canker sores are best treated by leaving them alone until they disappear in a week or so. Canker sores can also be laser treated  which provides immediate relief and quicker healing time. If bothered by canker sores regularly, use a canker sore combating mouthwash.
Avoiding trigger foods, such as highly citrus fruits and extremely sugary treats, is essential when letting your canker sore heal as exposing it to these foods can further aggravate it. Being careful when using dental appliances such as retainers, dentures, and braces, is important to ensure further damage isn’t done to the affected area.
Be sure to thoroughly brush your teeth after meals to ensure that food particles or bacteria doesn’t get attached to the sore and possibly cause an infection. If your canker sore does not improve on it’s own after two weeks, consult  for further diagnosis.
 Can canker sores be prevented?
Because the exact causes of canker sores are not known, it is difficult to prevent them aside from avoiding foods and physical irritations that might trigger a canker sore. Ensuring that you don’t have an allergy that could trigger canker sores and including enough vitamin B-12 in your diet are great steps to take in preventing future a breakout.
Always be sure to clean your mouth properly at least twice each day and visit your dentist regularly for checkups and oral health monitoring.
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Friday 19 August 2016

Foods that are good for teeth!


Foods like Apples and carrots due to their crunchy nature with natural sugars thus help in removing plaque from the teeth keeping them healthy. Chicken is a high protein food which doesn't stick easily to natural teeth and is very low on sugar. Milk strengthens teeth by providing important nutrients like calcium and phosphorous where as pear contains enormous amounts of acid neutralizing and bacteria fighting juices which help maintain your pearly whites!!

Monday 8 August 2016

Crown Sensitivity…How Long Should It Last?
New crown sensitivity can vary from person-to-person, so this can be a difficult question to answer unless you go to the source that knows best—the dentist who placed your crown. And prior to going to your appointment, it is helpful if you have identified as many of the facts and/or triggers for any symptoms you have. For example, are your teeth sensitive to hot, cold, sweet, touch, pressure, or biting? It may be as simple as adjusting a minor high spot when you bite. Other questions to discuss with the dentist include the following. What was the extent of decay in the tooth prior to the crown? How close to the pulp (that contains the nerve) was the decay? Some sensitivity is normal after a crown as the tooth settles down; however, increasing sensitivity or pain after a week or more warrants a follow up visit to the dentist.
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Monday 1 August 2016

You Might Be More Prone to Cavities
You brush and floss daily and don't snack on sugary treats, yet you've had your fair share of cavities. Your friend, on the other hand, is lax with the dental hygiene and lives on energy drinks and junk food, yet rarely has a cavity. Ever wondered why?
Cavities, which result from a disease process called dental caries, are areas of decay caused by certain oral bacteria. As the decay progresses, the bacteria can eventually invade the living portion of the tooth (dentin and pulp) and is considered a bacterial infection. At that point professional dental treatment is required to remove the infection, stop the disease process and seal the tooth.
This disease process requires certain combinations of conditions in order to progress. So it's likely that you have more of those conditions, or risk factors, than your friend does. Don't beat yourself up; while there are lots of things you can do to minimize risks, there are also factors that aren't so easily controlled.

Tooth Decay Risk Factors

Let's take a look at those risk factors:
  • Oral Bacteria — Cavities start with bacteria that build up on tooth surfaces in a sticky film called plaque where they feed on sugars and carbohydrates from the foods/beverages we consume, creating acids in the process. Acids dissolve the mineral bonds in the protective layer of tooth enamel, which makes it easier for bacteria to penetrate what is otherwise the hardest substance in the human body and infect the tooth. Your unique oral "microbiome" make-up could have more or less of the microbe species implicated in dental caries, and some strains of the same bugs are more aggressive than others.
  • Dental hygiene — Brushing and flossing correctly and regularly helps dislodge bacterial plaque and trapped food particles. Regular checkups and professional cleanings are also important to remove plaque that has hardened into "tartar."
  • Diet — Minimizing your intake of sugary foods and carbohydrates reduces the availability of fuel for cavity-causing bacteria. Meanwhile, acidic foods and beverages can erode enamel, and the more frequently they are consumed, the less opportunity saliva has to restore the mouth to its normal pH.
  • Dry mouth — Saliva contains minerals that help neutralize acids and rebuild tooth enamel. Without a healthy flow, your ability to prevent decay is compromised. Certain medications, chemotherapy and some diseases can cause Dry Mouth. Drinking lots of water and using enamel-fortifying mouth rinses can help counter the effects.
  • Tooth shape — Tooth decay is most likely to develop in back teeth — molars and bicuspids (premolars) — where the tiny fissures on their biting surface tend to trap food and bacteria. Genetics determines how deep your fissures are.
  • Gum recession — Receding gums expose the tooth root, which isn't protected by enamel and therefore more susceptible to decay.
  • Other factors — Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and vomiting can create highly acidic conditions in the mouth. Retainers, orthodontic appliances and bite or night guards tend to restrict saliva flow over teeth, promoting plaque formation; fixed appliances like braces can make it more difficult to brush and floss effectively.

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