What is dental caries?

Dental caries is a disease that can damage the hardest substance in the human body, tooth enamel. At the same time, it is the most common disease of the teeth and can be caused by the interaction of various factors.

How does caries develop?

Dental plaque, which remains on the tooth for a long time due to insufficient oral hygiene, bacteria and sugar lead to this disease. How often sugary drinks and foods are consumed during the day is decisive.

What are the consequences of dental caries?

Dental caries can cause sensitivity and pain and can damage the deeper layers of the tooth. As the disease progresses, it can cause damage to the root of the tooth and the dental nerve, and can even lead to tooth loss.

How can you prevent tooth decay?

A six-monthly check-up with your dentist will greatly reduce the risk of tooth decay as it can be detected and treated at an early stage. Good oral hygiene, limited carbohydrate consumption and the application of fluoride gel are also good preventive measures. If there is irreversible loss of tooth substance, this is initially treated with a filling. In children, the grooves or pits of the molars can also be sealed with a special plastic to prevent carious lesions.

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