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  1. 1. How to Prevent the Devastating Effects of Tooth Decaywww.dentaloptimizer.com
  2. 2. What is Tooth Decay? (1 of 2) Tooth Decay is the destruction of your teeth, usually from the production of acid by bacteria that feeds on food accumulated on the surface of your teeth. This "acid attack" causes tooth decay and cavities to begin to form.www.dentaloptimizer.com
  3. 3. What is Tooth Decay? (2 of 2) Decay that has spread into dentine and must be treated Decay that has spread into the (with a filling). The nerve of the tooth. Usually Decay may not accompanied with severe cause any symptoms toothache. Root Canal or at this stage. extraction is needed here.www.dentaloptimizer.com
  4. 4. What Causes Tooth Decay? (1 of 5) Decay occurs when PLAQUE, the sticky substance that forms on teeth, combines with the sugars and/or starches from the foods that we eat. This combination produces acids that attack tooth enamel.www.dentaloptimizer.com
  5. 5. What Causes Tooth Decay? (2 of 5) GERMS We all have germs in our mouths – some good and some bad. The bad germs and bacteria cause cavities.www.dentaloptimizer.com
  6. 6. What Causes Tooth Decay? (3 of 5) PARENTS & CAREGIVERS Germs and bacteria can be spread from parents and caregivers to infants and toddlers through Saliva.www.dentaloptimizer.com
  7. 7. What Causes Tooth Decay? (4 of 5) DIET Sweet or high-carbohydrate foods or sweet drinks feed the bad germs. These bad germs and bacteria cause your teeth to decay.www.dentaloptimizer.com
  8. 8. What Causes Tooth Decay? (5 of 5) ACIDS When you eat food containing sugar (sucrose) the germs and bacteria in your mouth use it as fuel to produce acids that eat away at your teeth.www.dentaloptimizer.com
  9. 9. How to Treat Tooth Decay ? (1 of 5) 1 Schedule regular dentist appointments. Tooth Decay can be stopped if it’s caught early. You can catch and treat prevent tooth decay by visiting your dentist twice a year.www.dentaloptimizer.com
  10. 10. How to Treat Tooth Decay ? (2 of 5) 2 Get fillings. Teeth that show signs of decay and cavities should be filled to prevent further damage. When you get a filling the dentist removes the decayed part of the tooth and replace it with one of several dental filling materials.www.dentaloptimizer.com
  11. 11. How to Treat Tooth Decay ? (1 of 5) 3 Place a crown over the tooth. to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength or to improve its appearance.www.dentaloptimizer.com
  12. 12. How to Treat Tooth Decay ? (1 of 5) 4 Extract the decaying tooth. When a tooth that severely damaged by decay removing it may be the only form of treatmentwww.dentaloptimizer.com
  13. 13. How to Treat Tooth Decay ? (1 of 5) 5 Brush and floss your teeth on a daily basis. Developing good oral health habits is the best way to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.www.dentaloptimizer.com
  14. 14. 4 Tips & Tools to Stop Decay… • Eat chocolates, candies & sweeteners made from Xylitol instead of sugar • Estimate the cost of professional cleaning with our Dental Cost Calculator • Find a local dentist in our Dental Directory of over 90,000 dentists • Get Financing for the entire cost of your new braceswww.dentaloptimizer.com

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