Tooth decay is a common dental issue and is the leading cause of tooth loss.
It plagues the young and old alike and results in other dental problems when left untreated.
At Ria Family Dental, we believe in the old adage, “an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure”.
We take great pride in our preventive dentistry services and encourage our patients to embrace them for a risk-free mouth.
For patients who already have a tooth decay, we have comprehensive dental treatments to stop the decay from worsening. Come see us today!
Common Causes Of Tooth Decay
#1. Poor dental hygiene
Food residue from your meal can be a home to the bacteria called Streptococcus mutans. This bacteria forms acids which attack tooth enamel, hence the decay. Good oral hygiene, such as brushing your teeth, stops the development of cavities.
#2. Unhealthy diet
Sweet treats and foods laden with carbohydrates, are easily converted to acid by the bacteria. What you eat can do a lot of help or damage your pearly whites.
People who have diabetes can also suffer from tooth decay as the whole system becomes too weak to defend itself.
#4. Dry mouth
Xerostomia or dry mouth is the condition in which the saliva in the mouth is not sufficient to maintain a healthy balance. Saliva helps protect your teeth from decay by washing away harmful materials present in your mouth.
Smokers are more prone to tooth decay as your mouth’s defense becomes too weak to fight the damage.
Signs Of Tooth Decay
- A toothache
- Tooth sensitivity
- Holes or pits in the teeth
- Discoloured tooth
- Bad breath
- Bitter taste in the mouth
Fighting Tooth Decay At Ria Family Dental
As noted, prevention is better than cure. Our dental services under preventive dentistry can effectively keep you away from dental issues such as tooth decay.
With routine dental check ups, your teeth are regularly monitored. We have personalised oral hygiene instructions to help our patients care for their teeth even in the comfort of their home. Dental sealants can also be used to protect your molars.
For those with tooth decay, dental restorations such as dental fillings, crowns, inlays and onlays can be used.
Your Ria Family Dental dentist will help you choose the best options for you.
Decay-Free Teeth At Ria Family Dental
Keep your teeth free from decay with the help of your Ria Family Dental dentist. Talk to us today your comprehensive tooth decay treatment.
#1. Book online now
#2. Call (07) 3892 1331
#3. Visit us at 1/451B Fairfield Rd in Yeronga