Tooth cavities or dental cavities are normally caused due to acid build up in the mouth. This happens when the bacteria in your mouth reacts with certain types of food, starchy and sugary treats, and converts the food leftovers into acids. Bacteria, acid, food debris and saliva all combine together to form plaque that sticks onto your teeth. When this plaque is not removed from the teeth, it turns into tartar and causes decay. Tooth pain and visible pits or holes in teeth are symptoms of tooth cavities.
HOW IS DENTAL FLUOROSIS DIAGNOSED?
The dentist and dental hygienist will ask about the child's fluoride intake. This will help to determine if the discoloration seen is a result of fluorosis. They also will ask about past and present medical conditions or disabilities that may affect the child's teeth. The dentist will examine the child's teeth and gums and take X-rays to make sure the teeth have no other defects or cavities.
HOW IS DENTAL FLUOROSIS TREATED?
Treatment involves filling, use of dental crowns a root canal procedure based on the extent of damage and the seriousness of the tooth decay. Filling is the most common treatment option in dentistry.
DID YOU KNOW?
Tooth decay is the second most common disorder, after common cold, affecting children and young adults. It is also a common cause of tooth loss in young people.