You brush twice daily and yet somehow you develop cavities and need to rush to your dentist.
Why does this happen?
Cavities do not depend only upon how often you brush or floss…there are certain other things that can make you prone to cavities.
Tooth decay depends on the amount of available sugar, ability of the mouth to wash away sugar and acids and lastly genetics.
Cavities can’t exist without sugar. Bacteria feast on the sugar present on the tooth surface depending upon your sugar take. So higher the sugar intake, higher risk of tooth decay.
Saliva helps in washing away of plaque and food debris also neutralizing the acid produced by bacteria. So if you tend to have low rate of salivation you should see your dentist right away.
Cavities also depend upon your tooth shape and morphology. Teeth with deeper groves are more prone to tooth decay because it can lead to food lodgment and making it harder to remove.
How can you prevent cavities???
- Brushing and flossing regularly and usage of fluoridated toothpaste helps in preventing cavities at some extent.
- Have a proper diet and reduce your sugar intake.
- Avoid in between snacking.
- Visit your dentist regularly for oral examination.