Most people do not know the correct way of brushing teeth. With just a few changes in the way you brush them, your teeth can last longer. Your toothbrush is only a tool in hand. It can only clean based on your guidance. You have to tell it what you want to do and how you want to clean them. Remember to clean the difficult portions first.
Root canal treatment is an advanced way to save your natural teeth. It is also known as endodontic treatment. The procedure is performed when the pulp, which contains blood vessels and nerves, becomes inflamed or gets infected. This causes pain. Your dentist will remove the pulp within the tooth and fill it with some material. This protects your tooth from removal.
Usually, there are no symptoms of tooth decay in the beginning and you cannot recognize when your tooth starts decaying unless you get a radiograph image for it. A radiograph generated for example through an X-ray helps your dentist identify cracks, cavities and other damages in your teeth in the beginning when the cavities just start to form.
Decayed tooth can be removed and replaced with a filling. First, your dentist will clean the decay and bacteria at the target spot and in its surroundings. A well fitting space is created to place the filling in it. He will finally finish and polish the tooth after filling the cavity.
Dental caries also known as dental cavity is the most common of all oral diseases. It is an infectious disease caused by certain microorganisms that stay in our mouth. These bacteria consume carbohydrates from our food and produce acids. The acids erode the hard part of the tooth called enamel and dentin and can reach up to the pulp and root of the tooth.
Dental caries is a multi-factorial disease that is characterized by de-mineralization of organic substances of the upper layer of the teeth. This can then progress to the layers beneath the upper layer and ultimately damaging the pulp and root. Dental caries form as a result of an interplay of these factors – diet, microflora, tooth surface, and time.
Tooth decay most commonly occurs on the back molars in your mouth, and particularly in the top grooves of the molars. You can prevent cavities to form by brushing your teeth regularly after eating at least twice a day. It is recommended to reduce the intake of sugars and sweetened beverages.