6 Ways to avoid getting cavities in your teeth

The tooth is one of the solidest parts of your body. But that doesn’t ensure that it is impervious to bacterial attack. Cavity is caused when species of bacteria that makes cavity, starts to convert the sugar from the food we consume into acids which demineralise and destruct the enamel of the tooth to create cavities in them.

Getting cavities is nasty at best, but there are ways you can help prevent them. Cavities, which are also called dental caries, are exactly holes in the teeth produced by tooth decay. When food leftovers are left on the teeth, bacteria starts to digest it, in the process breaking the debris down into acid.

Combined with saliva, the food, bacteria, and acid form plaque, the bacteria produce a gluey substance that sticks to the surface of teeth.

In due course of time, plaque destroys the protective tooth enamel shield and that leads to cavities. You must follow the below steps in order to save you and your children from future drillings and maintenance work on teeth.

1 Brush and floss daily

One of the basic rules is that precautionary actions to any oral health problem begin with good oral sanitation.

Don’t forget to brush your teeth at least two times a day. Try and use toothpaste that contains fluoride in its composition. Floss once or twice a day if possible after dinner. Flossing eradicates plaque from areas that the toothbrush isn’t able to reach like between your teeth and under the gum line.

Brush and floss daily

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