How to prevent cavities

How to prevent cavities

Caries is caused by an acidic substance released by the microbes of the bacterial plaque that adheres to the denture. A brushing immediately after meals eliminates the remains of food that can remain between the teeth and that would provide nutrients to the bacteria and favor their proliferation. Experts insist that this brushing should be done in the first half hour after the meal , since in this interval is when the acid attack is more intense.

It is important to get used to using dental floss and interdental brushes at least once a day. This prevents interproximal caries (which appear in the spaces between the teeth) almost 100 percent. Teeth are not just what we see, andthe cavities located between tooth and tooth are the ones that accumulate more bacteria and it is more difficult to reach them with the brush. The silk has to be used well tense and gently. If the gap between the teeth is too large, the use of interdental brushes is recommended.

Although it is true that the main cause of the appearance of caries is the lack of hygiene, the consumption of sweets is one of the factors that intervenes in the development of this disease. It is especially harmful to consume sugary foods between meals and before going to bed. In addition, if these foods are sticky they are more dangerous, since they are longer in contact with the teeth and facilitate the adhesion of the bacterial plaque to the enamel.

Experts say that more harmful than consuming large amounts of foods with sugar is to eat them very often. If we leave a prudent period of time between meals, the mouth recovers from the acid attack, something that does not happen if we continuously prick candy and sweets.