Decay Detection

Tooth decay is one of the most common problems that bring people to dentists. It occurs in both children and adults, which is a caused due to a combination of food and bacteria.

Plaque is a sticky white substance that contains bacteria. Bacteria turns the sugar in the foods, you consume, into acids. Plaque begins to build up on teeth within 20 minutes after eating where the acid attacks the gums and teeth. Over a period, if not removed, plaque destroys the tooth enamel causing tooth decay.

Visiting your dentists and regular dental checkups once or twice a year can help diagnose and treat tooth decay. Dentists utilise variety of techniques to diagnose tooth decay. Visual examinations, explored with dental probes and dental x-trays are common means of diagnosing tooth decay for early treatment. However, with the advancement of technologies, dentists utilise digital images and laser devices to detect the earliest stages of tooth decay.

The importance of early decay detection is treatments are quick and easy. If the decay is left without diagnosis, tooth decay becomes worse with time leading to periodontal diseases, oral cavities and in worse scenarios leading to tooth loss.

Early decay detection saves time and money, thus helps oral disease prevention


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