Tooth cavities: Facts, treatment and its prevention

Written by Dr Amrita Jain

December 23, 2019

Highlights

  • Cavities form as the bad bacteria in the mouth ferment the sugars and release acids that dissolve the tooth enamel.
  • There are many theories as how cavities form and what all factors cause tooth decay. But the bottom line remains the same and getting rid of the food stuck to your teeth is the key to prevent cavities.
  • Your diet plays a very important role when it comes to cavities. Frequent snacking is not only dangerous to your dental health, but also your overall health as well.
  • Sugar is not the only reason for tooth decay
  • Depending on how severe the tooth decay is tooth fillings or a root canal procedure is done.
  • Educate yourself on the basic dental hygiene tips to keep cavities away.
  • Prevention is better than cure. So follow the 5 steps to keep your oral cavity 100% bacteria free.

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Author Bio: Dr. Amrita Jain is a practicing dental surgeon since 4 years. She completed her B.D.S in 2016 and was has been a rank holder throughout her course. She suggests “Holistic dentistry is the best dentistry”. Her treatment line follows a conservative pattern which means saving a tooth is of utmost priority and preventing your teeth from getting decayed rather than curing it with a root canal treatment. She inculcates the same while consulting her patients. Apart from her interest in clinical practice, she has developed interest in research and writing over a period of time. She states “It is my clinical experience that motivates me to write and spread dental awareness”. Her articles are well researched with a combination of technical knowledge and clinical experience.

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