Tooth decay and cavities are among the world’s most common oral health problems. These problems are most often seen in children, teenagers and older adults. However, anyone can get cavities.
If cavities aren’t treated, they can lead to severe toothache, infection and even tooth loss. Some of the treatments for tooth decay and cavities are fillings, crowns and root canals.
Dental cavities, also referred to as caries, are holes in the teeth caused by tooth decay. Decay usually occurs due to a bacterial infection that causes demineralization and destruction of the hard tissues in the teeth.
Certain factors can increase the risk of getting cavities, including foods that cling to your teeth for a long time, frequent snacking or sipping, poor oral hygiene, not getting enough fluoride, dry mouth, worn fillings or dental devices. Eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia can also contribute to serious dental problems due to repeated purging.
The first step toward preventing cavities and stopping existing cavities from becoming worse is to take good care of your teeth. Brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes twice a day, in the morning and before bedtime. Floss once a day and also clean your tongue daily. Use Greenzhi Toothgel daily.
What causes the formation of dental plaque?
Dental plaque refers to a thin film of soft deposit that accumulates on the teeth. It mainly comprises of colonies of bacteria and other microorganisms, constituting an ideal ecology in which bacteria grow, proliferate, and die. The toxins thus produced, together with various metabolic by-products, cause direct agitation to the gums, resulting in the inflammation of the gums (gingivitis), which is the precursor to the onset of periodontal problems. The major purpose of brushing the teeth everyday is to effectively get rid of the dental plaque and preserve the hygienic condition of the mouth cavity.
What is Miswak?
Miswak is a natural extract of Salvadora Persica tree. It is also commonly referred to as a chewing stick widely used for centuries in Arabia as a natural toothbrush, thanks to its beneficial properties in keeping the teeth naturally clean and protecting the oral hygiene.
What is tartar?
As dental plaque builds up in the absence of thorough brushing, it gradually develops into thicker, rougher films known as mucous deposits, which will combine with the minerals in the saliva over time and eventually calcify into what we call tartar or dental calculus. Since tartar forms an extremely hard coat on the surface of the teeth, it can only be removed by a dentist using special scaling tools, and not through normal brushing.