Basics of Dental Caries

Why do people lose teeth? In the past, people used to consider that children were prone to cavities. As they became adults, the possibility of developing cavities was much lesser. Then, as they enter the old age, the teeth again start decaying with exposed root surfaces. These were misconceptions. Tooth cleaning was usually done only to keep a shining and whitening smile on your face. Unfortunately, children used to have hard deposits of plaque on their teeth, particularly if they were fed a sugar-rich diet. It was usual in some countries that by the start of teen age, children would have lost a few teeth.