Dental cavities, or carries, are the most common reason for tooth loss, especially in younger demographics.? Tooth decay occurs when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) are left on your teeth, this food debris combined with saliva forms a layer of plaque on the tooth’s surface.? When certain types of bacteria that live in your mouth digest these foods, they produce acids.? The acids in plaque dissolve the enamel surface of the teeth, creating the holes in the teeth, which we refer to as cavities.? Cavities form most commonly in deep grooves of the tooth’s surface or on the areas where two teeth come in contact.
The combination of poor preventive habits and a strong urge for sugary foods often leave children with many cavities that need to be filled.? As a parent, the best solution to this is to have your kids practice twice a day brushing, flossing, and rinsing.? Good home care in addition to regular check-ups will help your children stay healthy and become life long oral health experts.
Cavities are not just an issue that children have to focus on.? Especially if you are an adult who has had many cavities filled in your past, you also need to pay special attention to fighting cavities.? Bacteria and food will get stuck in the cracks of your old fillings and cause worse, even deeper tooth decay.? The best way to prevent this from happening is to have regular check-ups and replace older fillings when your dentist suggests.? We, at Tremont Dental Care,?would love to help you by doing a cleaning and an exam in the South End of Boston to help diagnosis any cavities and begin treatment now, set up a free consultation today!