Decay Management

Top5 Most Common Dental Problems

Some people are too embarrassed to get their teeth checked if there is a problem. However, the truth is that almost any oral health problem you may have has been seen by the dentist hundreds of times before. Below are five of the most common dental problems dentists see in their clinics.

Is fluoride safe and does it really help my teeth?

The use of fluoride is important for both adults and children in the prevention of dental decay. Fluoride acts to protect and strengthen tooth enamel making it more resistant to acid attack. Fluoride also helps to remineralise or rebuild teeth, preventing early decay from getting worse. 

Are you looking after your teeth and gums?

It is important to look after your teeth and gums, as they are there to last you your life time.  We can’t stress enough the significance of looking after your teeth and gums! 

You need to have Checkups and Cleans at the Dentist!

Diet and Dental Decay

Diet is one of the key contributing factors associated with Dental Decay. 

The bacteria in our mouth feed on sugars in our diet. This results in the production of an acid which dissolves tooth structure, otherwise known as Dental Decay. When we eat foods that contain sugars our teeth are susceptible to Dental Decay for a number of hours following. 

A persistent poor diet increases the amount of time sugars are in contact with our teeth, and after a certain period of time, our teeth will decay.