How does tooth decay occur?

Bacteria in your mouth feed on left over sugar and carbohydrates in the mouth.→The bacteria decompose the sugars to create glucan.→The bacteria multiply in plaque.→The bacteria constantly make acids by decomposing the sugars→Vulnerable parts of the teeth are attacked by the acids resulting in tooth decay.

4 Stages of tooth decay

Stage 1 - initial stage
Stage 1 - initial stage
There is no pain but treatment is necessary.When observed carefully, a black dot or line is visible on the surfaces of the teeth or on the inside of the teeth Since cold and hot foods do not cause pain, it can only be detected through dental checkups. Regular dental checkups are necessary for early detection.
Stage 2 - rotten dentin stage
Stage 2 - rotten dentin stage
Hot and cold stimulation is felt. Treatment is not too late. There are holes in the teeth and hot and cold stimulation can be felt. However, when you do not eat, there is no pain.
Stage 3 - damaged nerve tissue stage
Stage 3 - damaged nerve tissue stage
If the above stage 2 is endured, then stimulation and pain is caused especially by hot foods. The teeth can be saved by endodontic treatment.
Stage 4 - inflammation of nerves with pus seeping into the bones.
Stage 4 - inflammation of nerves with pus seeping into the bones.
I salute your patience. Hot and cold foods cause pain and even when you do nothing, you still feel severe pain. Treatment is too late and the teeth should be pulled out.
 

The necessity for regular dental checkups

As the first gateway to the digestive organs, teeth influence our health in an important way. It is impossible to restore one’s teeth when they are lost. In addition, the health of your teeth greatly affects how beautiful you look to others. Therefore, the health of your teeth has a social aspect. Fortunately, most dental diseases can be prevented with proper preventive care.

  • First, complex treatments can be avoided, resulting in fewer medical expenses.
  • Second, by treating dental diseases early, the number of visits to the dentist is greatly reduced and time is saved.
  • Third, pain is kept in check before it becomes severe.

You can visit a dentist without fear or anxiety. You can maintain your dental health through regular check-ups and treatment. Regular dental checkups are recommended every 6 months.

Source: Anti-cavity Research Society

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