16 May

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Tooth Decay in London

One of the things we try to do for our teeth from the day we are born to the day we die in London is to avoid decay and it is a never ending battle, day in, day out. Tooth decay starts with plaque, as does every problem in the mouth. It begins by bacteria being allowed to form on the surface of the teeth due to poor oral hygiene, and soon, plaque will set in and develops acids which eat away at the teeth’s enamel.
The first sign of any damage being done will come in the form of a shooting pain when the tooth is exposed to hot and cold temperatures or when bitten down on. At this point, your dentist can offer you a filling to solve the problem, but if left to its own devices, the plaque will get inside the tooth and infect the pulp roots and nerves, which will require a root canal to clear out the infection.
Ignore this, and you will start to lose teeth. Good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups can nip these issues in the bud before they get serious. On the market today, there are toothbrushes, toothpastes and mouth-washes specifically aimed at the fight on plaque and designed to remove it whenever possible. You can even purchase a dye that when applied to the teeth, highlights anywhere that plaque is present so that you can target it with your brush. The threat of tooth decay is ever present, but there are more ways to fight it than ever before.