Dental caries are due to an alterated balance between host and plaque bacteria. Bacteria make use of sugars contained in food, delivering acidic substances that can damage tooth enamel. If the plaque is not carefully removed, the early enamel surface lesions, that are still reversible, can evolve into tooth decay.
It is important to understand that caries treatment doesn’t consist only of removing a part of unhealthy tooth and replacing it with synthetic material, but it is also important intervene on all onset and disease development features.
A careful oral hygiene, reducing snack frequency, preferring non-cariogenic food, a right dose of fluoride intake through toothpaste and mouthwash and an oral hygiene tailored program followed by dentist follow-up visit are essential to healthy of your teeth.
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