Tooth Decay is the process of destruction of teeth. This process normally results from the interaction of bacteria in the food and teeth. Bacteria present in food stick to the tooth surface as a sticky film. This is called Plaque.
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Flossing is a good habit. It helps in fighting plaque, tooth decay and several other oral problems. If you never flossed then you will need to learn the procedure of flossing. It is not difficult to learn.
Teeth are very important, as they are used in eating. Good teeth make your smile better. Good teeth enhance your confidence. Parents should take care of teeth of their babies. Good eating and caring habits right from the early age ensure healthy teeth and avoid certain dental problems.
A Recent Study revealed that incidents of tooth decay in children are on increase for last few years. Frequency of cavities in baby teeth of children of age below 5 years is increasing. Normally people think that baby teeth are to be replaced by adult teeth and no need to take baby teeth seriously. This is a big misconception and cause of worsening the issue.
Excessive use of food with low pH value can cause dental and oral health issues. Low pH foods include, but not limited to, alcohol, cola and soft drinks, fruit juices, fresh fruit, tea, coffee, pickle and yogurt. One of the damages of such food is dental erosion. Dental erosion is the breakdown of tooth structure caused by the effect of acid on the teeth. Dental enamel is the thin, outer layer of hard tissue. This tissue helps in maintaining structure of tooth and shape. It also protects it from decay.
Tooth decay in infants or young children is called Baby Bottle Tooth Decay. It occurs due to prolonged contact of sugary liquids (both natural or artificial) with teeth. Bacteria in the mouth interact with sugar and create acids, which damage the tooth.
Smoking is normally considered hazardous to general health. Whenever people talk they focus on heart problems, stroke or cancer. Few people consider the negative consequences of smoking to oral health. It is a fact that oral cavity is the first area of the body which comes in contact with hazardous smoke.