Saturday, November 10, 2012

All about tooth decay (I)

All about tooth decay (I)

To understand how cavities occur it is important to clarify what happens in the mouth naturally. Here are some features:

Mouth saliva is constantly bathed in saliva. Often do not attach importance to the fluid, but it has a special role in protecting oral health. Saliva acts as a sponge to clean your teeth from food debris. It also contains minerals that strengthen teeth. Serves to protect against viruses and bacteria.
All about tooth decay (I)
 Board-is soft, a substance that sticks to the teeth, as jam spoon sticks. Contains bacteria and other organisms. Board are made up of bacteria attack when the tooth starts to grow when the tooth is cleaned. Plaque is formed in about an hour after eating. As time passes, the plaque thickens.

Bacteria-mouth has many types of bacteria. Some bacteria are good bacteria help control destructive. When it comes to destructive bacteria, Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacilli are those that cause the most damage teeth.
All about tooth decay (I)
 How do you cariaza teeth?

Bacteria in the mouth feeds on leftover food that you find on your teeth, live and multiply. When you eat foods from sugars or other carbohydrates, bacteria in turn uses them to feed. The bacteria produce acids that attack tooth enamel.

We are not talking here only about Understanding ice cream or candy. All foods containing carbohydrates break down into simple sugars. This includes glocoza and fructose. Some processes begin in the mouth.
All about tooth decay (I)
Bacteria in the mouth convert sugars from food into acids that begin to dissolve tooth mineral crystals. You eat several times a day, so your teeth are exposed to acid attack. This process can lead to tooth decay. At first, acids begin to dissolve calcium phosphate crystals inside the tooth. Possible appearance of a white spot on the tooth weakened. Loss of minerals in tooth enamel occurs, so the tooth surface can be smooth again.

At this stage, the tooth can be repaired with fluoride, proteins and minerals (calcium and phosphate) in saliva. The latter reduces the bacteria that attack teeth.

Once the production and decay on the tooth surface is visible, the damage is permanent. A dentist must clean the old decay and fill the tooth. If a cavity is not treated in time, it will get worse. Can destroy tooth enamel's penetrating, reaching inside dentin layer, down to the tooth pulp or nerve. It is therefore extremely important to treat the decay time in early stage of their development.

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