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What You Need to Know About Dental Caries

What to Know About Dental Caries

Why take dental caries seriously?

 Although tooth decay is largely preventable, it remains the most common chronic disease in the world.

 Tooth decay is an infectious disease caused by the loss of minerals from the tooth, which is affected by organic acids formed as a result of microbial fermentation of carbohydrates.

 Pain and suffering on individuals, loss of function, decreased quality of life are remarkably important.

Are dental caries a harbinger of another disease?

We cannot say that dental caries are precursors of another disease, but it can lead to an indirect focal infection.

Bacteria caused by dental caries can be transported to vital organs through blood and lymph circulation, causing serious symptoms.

When a tooth decays, will it rot the other teeth next to it?

Since tooth decay is an infectious infection disease, other teeth next to it are also affected.

Usually, we see this table as the appearance of interface caries by affecting neighboring teeth.

Does dental caries cause bad breath?

There are many causes of bad breath; One of them is dental caries.

How to understand the tooth decay?

In its simplest form, the formation of dark colorations on the tooth and these colorations can be noticed by the cavities we call cavity.

In addition, caries can develop on surfaces that cannot be easily detected, which we call interface caries; Radiological techniques are used in the diagnosis of interface caries.

Therefore, it is absolutely necessary to consult the dentist for diagnosis and treatment of dental caries without progress.

What are your recommendations to prevent tooth decay?

It is necessary to pay attention to oral care.

If it is possible to brush the teeth at least 2 times a day, dental floss should be used. It should be avoided from the diet consisting of acidic and sugary foods and beverages.

Particular attention should be paid to consuming foods containing sugar together with main meals.

Dentists should be visited regularly and routine checks should be done, dental caries should be prevented with topical fluorine treatments.

Last Update: 24.10.2020