Cavities are caused by bacteria that produce acid on and around the teeth. The acid then breaks down the tooth surface, leaving a void. This decayed area is referred to as the “cavity.” Cavities are very destructive and require repair, as they will continue to expand if the bacteria is not treated and eliminated. Because cavities can be prevented and treated, no one should consistently have cavities in his or her mouth. Treating cavities with medicine can stabilize the condition.
What can I do to prevent dental cavities?
- Eliminate the bacteria that cause cavities.
- Eliminate sugar or use a substitute the bacteria can’t use.
- Use products that reduce mouth acidity and restore natural pH.
- Harden the tooth with remineralization products.
- Disrupt the bacteria by frequent brushing with the proper paste.
- Restore any cavities with fillings or crowns as needed.
- Eat healthy “in-between” meal snacks to create an environment where the bacteria can’t grow.
- Visit your dentist regularly.
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