09 Jun

Looking out for Dental Cavities in Central London

There are a lot of factors that cause dental caries, but if you watch out for the pitfalls in central London, you can avoid having to have fillings or even worse, root canals. Cavities are caused by the build up of plaque bacteria settling on and around the teeth. Ensuring that you brush correctly everyday helps to prevent plaque forming, although even the best of brushes can not reach into those areas that flossing, inter-dental brushes and rinsing will (although even now, you’ll be able to find some brushes that will brush and rinse at the same time- the hydra-brush. Brushing your teeth without flossing only gets half the job done- bit like washing your hair without using conditioner. Toothpastes are important too and those that contain fluoride help to re-mineralize the enamel in the teeth. But probably most importantly, it’s also important to be aware of what you eat; high carbohydrate, foods such as peanut butter, potatoes and sauces have the ability to stick to the teeth and make a great home for bacteria to grow. But more dangerous of all are the snacks that we munch throughout the day. Crisps, chocolate and fizzy drinks have a habit of sticking around in the mouth and really need to be removed after consumption.