What is the Main Cause of Cavities

by: Trinity Bowling

The Main cause of Cavities

Still enjoying those piles of Halloween candy and scared of cavities? Sugar can help cause tooth decay but what's actually causing the cavities? Bacteria turns carbs like, potatoes, sugar, and fruit into acid that dissolves your tooth enamel and the most common way to get the bacteria is kissing. Another way to get cavities is Aggressive dental hygiene. Two out of three people brush their teeth to hard, exposing your roots, leaving your mouth helpless. And if you’re taking any kind of medicine it cause a dry mouth, you’re increasing your chances of tooth decay. Saliva helps balance acids and protects your teeth, so try sugar free gum and drink a lot of water to stay hydrated. Soda and energy drinks contain sugar and acid, dentists recommend that if you can't give them up, use a straw. It will keep the liquids away from your teeth and be sure to rinse out your mouth afterwards. Flossing and brushing your teeth help a ton try to brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes to keep your teeth nice and clean and make sure you floss at least once a day to prevent cavities.

How to Treat Cavities

In most situations, cavities are irreversible and will need to be treated by a dentist using fluoride treatments, fillings or extractions. However, new evidence has been found which suggests that it may be possible to treat cavities at home, using a combination of diet and tooth remineralization.

Tooth Decay (Dental Caries)