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Dental Decay


It is an infectious disease caused by certain bacteria present in mouth and characterised by mineral loss and destruction of the outer most protective layer (enamel) of the tooth. It first appears as a chalky white spot and can lead to cavitation on the tooth surface. If left untreated, it can involve the dental pulp and can lead to severe tooth ache.

Common signs and symptoms of dental caries

  • Sensitivity to sweets, hot and cold food
  • Chalky white, brown or black spots on the tooth
  • Food impaction between teeth

Prevention of dental caries

  • Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoridated tooth paste
  • Minimize the use of sweets and sticky food
  • Incorporate fibrous food in your diet
  • Visit your dentist every 6 month for routine oral examination.

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