How to detect, prevent and treat cavities


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Discover what causes cavities and how to protect yourself form this potentially painful and costly problem. This short, easy-to-follow presentation covers symptoms, treatment and prevention of cavities, toothache pain and tooth decay.

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  • I think it’s about time that dentist tell their patients the importance of nutrition for health of teeth. Patients should know that tooth decay or cavity is caused by nutritional deficiency and not by bacteria. Cavities can be prevented and reversed. But for that one needs to be strict with what one eats. One should avoid food which is deficient in nutrients like fat-soluble vitamins A D E K, calcium; phosphorus, potassium and other minerals and consume nutrient dense foods like raw grass fed milk, fish, and grass fed meat, bone marrow, yogurt ,butter oil and fermented cod liver oil among others daily. Adopting such a diet plan will not only prevent but also reverse cavities by remineralization. For better understanding of causes and treatment of tooth decay I suggest this book “Cure tooth decay” written by Ramiel Nagel in which the author has prescribed an effective nutritional program for people of all ages to combat tooth decay. Visit this website for more information
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  • Good presentation! Check out our blog on Pediatric Dentistry where our expert Dr. Rekha Hariharan tells us that cavities are a common problem with children.
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How to detect, prevent and treat cavities

  1. 1. What Exactly is a Cavity?
  2. 2. A cavity is a hole that can grow bigger and deeper over time. Note: Cavities are also called Dental Caries. What Exactly is Cavity?
  3. 3. Leading Causes of Cavities: Sugar Time BacteriaSusceptible Tooth What Causes Cavities?
  4. 4. How to Prevent Cavities… Limit sugary foods & drinks as well as refined carbs such as white bread or crackers. These foods allow the bacteria on your teeth to multiply and start making acids that slowly eat away at your teeth’s enamel Note: Proteins & fats do not feed the bacteria that contributes to cavities. Cavity Prevention Tips (1 of 5)
  5. 5. How to Prevent Cavities… The timing of your snacks is crucial to preventing cavities. Spacing out snacks helps limit the acid produced by the bacteria that causes cavities. Note: After the acid is cleared minerals in saliva crystallize on the enamel to begin to repair areas damaged by the acid. Cavity Prevention Tips (2 of 5)
  6. 6. Fluoride incorporates itself into tooth enamel strengthening the enamel and making it more resistant to acid attacks. Note: Most adults receive adequate amounts of fluoride in their toothpastes. Children often receive adequate amounts in their drinking water. Cavity Prevention Tips (3 of 5) How to Prevent Cavities…
  7. 7. How to Prevent Cavities… Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams. Dentists can clean places in your mouth you miss when brushing. These areas are prime targets for cavity formation. Cavity Prevention Tips (4 of 5) Note: In areas where cavities are just beginning to form, dentists can use high concentration fluoride treatments to prevent the need for the dental drills and fillings.
  8. 8. Cavity prevention in review 1. Watch What You Eat 2. Watch the Timing of Snacks 3. Use Fluoride to Prevent Cavities 4. Visit Your Dentist On a Regular Basis Cavity Prevention Tips (5 of 5)
  9. 9. With proper oral hygiene and healthy eating, cavities can be virtually eliminated. 4 of the easiest ways to protect yourself from cavities… 1. Eat chocolates, candies & sweeteners made from Xylitol instead of sugar 2. Estimate the cost of professional cleaning with our Dental Cost Calculator 3. Find a local dentist in our Dental Directory of over 90,000 dentists 4. Get Financing for the entire cost of your new braces Your Cavity Protections Toolbox