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Who Is At Risk Of Tooth Decay?


Posted on 10/10/2022 by Alyce
Who Is At Risk Of Tooth Decay?Tooth decay can lead to issues such as sensitivity, tooth pain, abscess, or even tooth loss. Fortunately, you can prevent tooth decay by controlling acids and bacteria in your mouth. Tooth decay can occur in anyone with natural teeth. However, some factors can increase the risk of tooth decay. They include:

Dry Mouth


Do you suffer from a dry mouth? If yes, you are at risk of tooth decay. A dry mouth allows plaque, food debris, and acid to remain in the mouth. This acid can erode the teeth' enamel, leaving the tooth prone to cavities. Consulting a dentist about your dry mouth will help you get the right treatment before it worsens. Enough saliva acts as protection against cavities. It helps to wash away food particles and acids, resulting in a healthy mouth.

Orthodontic Issues


Teeth misalignment, overlapping teeth, or crowded teeth are other risk factors for tooth decay. These orthodontic issues can make brushing and flossing challenging. Hence, plaque and bacteria are likely to build up in the mouth. If you ignore professional dental cleaning, cavities may begin to develop.

Enamel Loss


When plaque forms, it will produce acids over time. The acid eliminates minerals from the enamel, the protective layer of the tooth. This creates tiny openings that allow bacteria and acids to reach the dentin, thus, causing decay. In this case, it is good to talk to a dentist about your enamel erosion. The professionals may suggest available treatments for thin enamel.

Gum Recession


Gum recession can also contribute to tooth decay. Pulling away of the gums exposes the teeth's roots. This leaves the teeth more vulnerable to tooth decay. Due to this, it is best to ask the dentist about the available treatment options for gum recession. Whether you suffer from gum recession, enamel loss, dry mouth, or orthodontic issues, our dentists will find a solution to your oral problem.
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