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Causes and Prevention of Cavities in Teeth

14 August 2015, Dabur Dental Team

Cavities are formed due to excessive plaque & caries. Daily use of an efficient antiplaque compound especially formulated in the form of toothpaste can be very beneficial in plaque control.

Miswak extract stimulates parotid gland secretion and raises the plaque PH, suggesting a potential role in caries prevention. Calcium salts in Miswak are quite effective in preventing dental caries. Salvadorine, an alkaloid present in Miswak exert a bactericidal effect and stimulate the gingival. The sulfur content in the ash of Miswak roots has a bactericidal effect.

What is Cavity

Also called tooth decay or caries, cavities are permanently damaged areas in the hard surface of your teeth that develop into tiny openings or holes.

What Causes Cavities

  • Poor oral hygiene

    Irregular brushing and erratic eating can create havoc and increase the risk of tooth decay. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day.
  • Dry mouth

    People who have lower levels of saliva in their mouth are at higher risk of developing tooth decay, because saliva helps to keep the surface of the teeth clean. A number of medicines and medical treatments can lower the amount of saliva in your mouth.
  • Diet

    Intake of carbohydrates, particularly between meals, will increase your risk of tooth decay. Also prolonged staying of sugary and sticky foods in the mouth can cause cavities.
  • Smoking

    Smoking tobacco interferes with the production of saliva. It is salvia which helps keep the surface of your teeth clean. Hence with smoking, the chances for cavities increase. Here are come more common causes of tooth decay.
Cavities must be prevented at any cost. They become a hassle of a lifetime and can also lead to early loss of tooth and unnecessary expenses.

How to Prevent Cavities

Maintain Oral Hygiene:

Brush your teeth at least twice a day using the best toothpaste in the world. You can also brush or at least rinse your mouth after every meal and especially before going to bed. Your toothbrush can not reach everywhere, so always remember to floss daily to remove any food residue from your mouth.

Eat the correct things:

Eat nutritious and balanced meals and limit snacks. Avoid carbohydrates such as candy and chips, which can remain on the tooth surface. If sticky foods are eaten, brush your teeth soon afterwards.

Regularize dentist visits:

You must make it a point to visit your dentist regularly. He can indicate the start of a problem and professionally clean your teeth to ensure there is no tooth decay or other dental problems. Your smile is the reflection of your personality. Keep it unharmed and healthy by taking good care of your oral health.

We recommend using Dabur Meswak Herbal Toothpaste to fight cavities/dental caries. Also learn th most effective home remedies for tooth decay/dental caries with Dabur Dental Care.

Maintain proper oral hygiene and choose the right toothpaste to keep all dental problems away.


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