Cavities and tooth decay are formed when bacteria in the mouth creates acids that eat away teeth and form a hole. If left untreated, cavities can cause pain, infection, and tooth loss.
Here are a few common cavity causes:
1.Poor Dental Hygiene. Brushing and flossing our teeth twice a day prevents bacteria buildup while keeping the mouth healthy and strong. Neglecting to take care of our oral health causes bacteria to grow faster and cause bad breath.
2. Improper Nutrition. What we eat plays a very important role in dental health. Foods containing calcium promote healthy teeth while foods that are highly acidic can cause the enamel to weaken.
3. Sugary food and drinks. The bacteria in our mouth feeds on sugars found in sweets. These sugars help them produce acid that causes teeth to decay. Some foods and drinks with high amounts of sugar include: desserts, candies, sodas, and fruit juices.
To prevent tooth decay, we must establish healthy oral hygiene habits including regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Another way to prevent cavities is to be mindful of what we eat and limit sugar intake. Consult your dentist for a thorough examination and X-rays.
At Dr. Mark Rhody Dentistry, we understand the importance of cavity prevention and treatment. Our clinic in Etobicoke offers excellent services using the latest technology that helps us give you the dental care you deserve. Call us today at (416) 231-4281 or fill in this form for an appointment.