What cavities are and how we can avoid them


Our mouths are full of various forms of Bacteria,while some are considered “good” some are deemed to be “bad”. I guess this is something which is common knowledge but it’s important to understand how that “bad” bacteria can impact our Dental Health.

Tooth Decay is when small holes are formed in the teeth due to cavities. So how exactly does cavities form? Whenever we consume something that contains sugar or starch, the bacteria use them to make acids. Acid dissolves the tooth enamel which can lead to a cavity forming.

What makes it worse is that Dental health awareness is very less and as a result it is estimated that One in four adults have cavities. 

Fine. What can be done to tackle cavities and tooth decay?

Here are some Tips to follow for keeping cavities and Tooth decay at a distance.

  1. Ensure your Toothpaste and Mouthwash contains fluoride. Fluoride is very effective for cleaning teeth and can help you fight cavities if you use it regularly.


  1. Brush 2 times a day. Although an often repeated Cliche, brushing two times a day is instrumental for dental health. So time your schedule in a way that you get time to follow it regularly without missing out on it.


  1. Visit your Dentist for a regular Dental checkup. Not only for preventing cavities but a complete dental checkup is essential to keep possible health risks at bay.


  1. Avoid Sugary foods when possible. It is always better to not make a mistake than to try and correct it afterwards. As sugar is the main culprit for cavities it is always wise to consume it way less.


By following the above simple tips we will make it less for you to have cavities and Tooth Decay. For much such Tips and tricks keep following us on our Facebook page.


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