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Tooth Decay/ Dental Caries: What are the Causes and How can it be Prevented

22 December 2014, Dabur Dental Team

Does a toothless smile give you an eerie shudder? Then you certainly will not be able to tolerate your own teeth decaying. Tooth decay is a common dental problem that occurs when acids in your mouth that are produced as a result of the decay process dissolve the outer layers of your teeth. This can lead to a hole in the tooth, called a cavity. If not treated in time, tooth decay can cause pain, infection, and tooth loss.

What are the indications of tooth decay?

  • Toothache

  • Bad breath

  • Foul taste in the mouth

  • Discoloured teeth

  • Loose fillings

  • Sensitivity

  • Broken teeth

What causes tooth decay?

  • Dry mouth

    The enzymes present in our saliva protect our mouth against germs by keeping them at bay. A number of medicines and medical treatments can lower the amount of saliva in your mouth. Unfortunately, people who have lower levels of saliva in their mouth are at a higher risk of developing tooth decay, because saliva helps to keep the surface of the teeth clean.
  • Smoking

    Salvia helps keep the surface of your teeth clean.. But smoking actually causes a reduction in salivary production. Hence, the chances for cavities increase.
  • Unhealthy diet

    Intake of carbohydrates, particularly between meals, will increase your risk of tooth decay. Also prolonged stickiness of sugary foods on the tooth surface can cause cavities.
  • Poor oral hygiene

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

How to prevent tooth decay?

  • Use India’s best toothpaste

    Dabur Red Paste Dabur Red paste is a unique blend of traditional Indian Medicines and modern pharmaceutical technology. It is packed with the power of 13 active Ayurvedic ingredients like laung, pudina and tomar that keep all your dental problems under control. Dabur Red paste is very successful against plaque, gingivitis and bad breath and can show considerable relief if used to soothe these problems
  • Maintain oral hygiene

    It is a must to brush your teeth at least twice a day and at least rinse after each meal. Flossing daily is also advisable to maintain good oral hygiene.
  • Eat healthy

    Eat nutritious and balanced meals and limit snacks. Avoid carbs and sticky foods and always remember to brush right after you consume them. Crunchy foods act as a natural cleanser & prevent tartar & plaque to deposit around the teeth.
  • Regulate dental visits

    Make sure you see your dentist every 6 months to detect any dental problems before it’s too late. Also it is very important to get timely professional cleaning done for the good health of your teeth.
  • Intake fluoridated water

    This is a must as if taken in adequate quantity as it helps protect children from tooth decay. Visit this link to read more on how to prevent tooth decay.

Here are some of the most effectiive home remedies to get rid of tooth decay/Dental Caries. Maintain proper oral hygiene and choose the right toothpaste to keep all dental problems away & ensure proper dental care.


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