Dental caries, or cavities, begin with a tiny hole in the tooth enamel. As time progresses, the hole becomes larger and more tooth structure becomes decayed. In the worst-case scenario, the decay progresses and attacks the nerve center of the tooth. But what causes cavities to form in the first place?
Even if your children brush and floss and eat a healthy diet, you may want them to have additional defense against cavities. One tool available is the dental sealant. Here’s how the application of sealants can provide that extra protection for your children’s teeth.
Did you know that bacteria cause dental cavities and periodontal (gum) disease? Most people have heard that sugar causes decay. But what is often not understood is that many other foods – almost all processed foods and many “health foods” – also cause decay.