Cavity

Natural prevention treatments for dental caries to help reduce tooth decay and cavities in teeth.

    prevention treatments for dental caries to reduce cavities in teeth

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    1. What is a Cavity?
    2. What Causes Cavities?
    3. Help for Cavities
    4. More Information on Cavity

    What is a Cavity?

    Dental cavities, (also referred to as caries) are holes in your teeth that gradually grow bigger and deeper. It is caused by tooth decay which occurs when the structure of the tooth is damaged.

    What Causes Cavities?

    Tooth decay develops when bacteria (that usually live in the mouth) converts food containing sugar and starch into acids. When the bacteria, acids, food debris and saliva combine, a substance called plaque sticks to the teeth.

    If plaque is not removed by brushing and flossing your teeth properly, it will build up in a layer on the surface of the tooth. It is the acids in the plaque that dissolve and destroy the tooth’s enamel surface and as a result visible holes in the tooth is formed.

    When a cavity affects the nerves, toothache and pain as well as sensitivity to cold and hot foods and beverages may also occur. It affects adults as well as children. Pregnant women who experience sugary food cravings also tend to be more susceptible to developing cavities.

    Help for Cavities

    Treatment of cavities involves a visit to your dentist where a thorough dental examination and x-rays will be performed. Depending on the extent of the tooth decay, treatment may involve fillings, crowns and root canals. If left untreated, an abscess as well as tooth loss can develop.

    Natural Remedies

    Natural and holistic treatments have a long history of treating the symptoms associated with dental problems. Homeopathic remedies are safe and gentle alternative to use in the mouth without any unwanted side effects.

    Carefully selected homeopathic ingredients such as Acidum salicylicum, Silicea and Belladonna soothe and ease pain, infection and inflammation. In addition, Merc sol, Ferrum phos and Hepar sulph also provide symptomatic relief for tooth pain and are beneficial for overall dental health.

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    Tips for natural prevention of cavities

    There are several ways to help the prevention of cavities and these include:

    • Brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day (in the morning and before bedtime) for at least 2 to 3 minutes.
    • Floss and use an antibacterial mouth rinse such as Listerine everyday to prevent plaque and cavities
    • Choose a toothpaste that contains fluoride
    • Eat a healthy, well balanced diet to prevent plaque buildup on the teeth
    • Avoid eating foods containing sugars and carbohydrates
    • Chew sugarless gum to increase the flow of saliva in your mouth thereby preventing cavities
    • Visit your dentist twice a year for regular checkups

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