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- Did you understand tooth cavities is the # 1 illness that has kids missing school? Dental cavity is the steady damaging of the teeth caused by microbial acids as they eat the meals fragments and cavity enducing plaque on the teeth. Exactly how can I find if I developed a tooth cavity? Just how is dental cavity treated? – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: All You Need To Know About Cavities


1
FAQ's On Cavities
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Did you know
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  • Did you know cavities is the 1 disease that has
    children missing school? Most people have had
    cavities at some point in their lives. The reason
    for the occurrence of cavities is not at all that
    mysterious.

3
Not brushing and flossing
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  • Not brushing and flossing your teeth are the
    primary reasons why you get it. Not going to the
    dentist every six months is another. Oftentimes,
    individuals do not give much importance to
    visiting their dentists.

4
Eating sugary snacks
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  • Another reason is eating sugary snacks and
    drinking sugary sodas. Its best to get well
    informed than suffer the consequences later..

5
Question One
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  • Q Does tooth decay and tooth cavity mean the
    same thing?
  • A Most people use the word tooth decay and tooth
    cavity interchangeably, but in reality they are
    one and the same. Tooth decay is really a process
    that results to tooth cavity.

6
Tooth decay is the gradual damaging
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  • Tooth decay is the gradual damaging of the teeth
    caused by bacterial acids as they eat the food
    debris and plaque on the teeth.

7
As the enamel get damaged
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  • As the enamel get damaged (eaten away by
    bacteria), it creates an opening or a hole in the
    tooth surface which in turn is called cavity.
    This hole or cavity starts quite small that is
    not even seen by naked eye and little by little
    keeps getting bigger.

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Question Two
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  • Q How can I detect if I developed a cavity?
  • A If a cavity is small, you cant tell you have
    it. There is also no pain associated with
    cavities until they have become very deep. Dental
    X-rays can detect them

9
Regular dental checkups
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  • Thats why it is recommended to have your regular
    dental checkups. Your dental care provider can
    also measure the extent of the damage (how big
    the cavity is by the use of X-rays. During your
    dental check up, your dentist inspects your teeth
    for the signs of any cavity development.

10
Seen with the naked eye
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  • If the cavities have become bigger, they can be
    seen with the naked eye. They usually appear as a
    black spot or hole in your tooth. Sensitivity and
    toothache are also reliable signs, but at this
    point the cavity is probably very large.

11
Question Three
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  • Q When is the best time to treat dental
    cavities?
  • A The best time is when they are small, before
    they cause any more damage and destroy more of
    the tooth structure.

12
Question Four
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  • Q How is dental cavity treated?
  • A Your dentist will examine the extent of the
    damage. The size of the cavity determines what
    treatment is suited for it. Most are treated with
    fillings.

13
Destroyed more of the tooth structure
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  • Sometime if the cavity has become bigger and
    destroyed more of the tooth structure, an inlay
    or an onlay maybe recommended.

14
Tooth structure has weakened
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  • If the damage has been extended where the tooth
    structure has weakened to the point of near
    fracture or has actually fractured, a dental
    crown is recommended.

15
If it is extensive and has reached the nerve
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  • When the cavity is too extensive and has reached
    the nerve, then a root canal is needed.

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Question Five
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  • Q Are there any ways you can prevent cavities?
  • A Aside from a good oral hygiene which means a
    good home care, brushing 2-3 times per day and
    flossing once per day.

17
Getting your teeth professionally cleaned
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  • Getting your teeth professionally cleaned by your
    dentist or dental hygienist, dental sealants are
    a great way to protect teeth.

18
The permanent teeth
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  • It is usually done on children when their
    permanent teeth have just erupted.

19
Well-balanced diet
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  • But it can be done at any time and at any age, as
    long as the teeth are cavity free and dont have
    fillings on them. Also you should have a
    well-balanced diet. Avoid sugary foods and drinks
    as much as possible.

20
Question Six
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  • Q Are cavities contagious?
  • A According to studies, the bacteria that cause
    cavities can be transmitted from one person to
    another. Click here to read more about this.

21
If you have any more questions
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  • If you have any more questions about dental
    cavities, we will be happy to answer them for
    you. If you need a dental check up to keep your
    teeth in perfect condition, please call us for an
    appointment

22
Ask a professional
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  • FAQ's On Cavities

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