How a Quick Visit to the Dentist can Help you Fight Cavities
Dental cavities are a worldwide occurrence that cause worries to many parents. According to reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of cavities in baby teeth of children ages 2 to 5 has increased dramatically. As a matter of fact, Canadian dentists are currently waging a war to arrest the country's rapidly escalating incidence of tooth decay cases.
Dr. Elliott Schwartz, a Toronto-based pediatric dentist, says "There are so many kids that need dental treatment –and they're young kids about two and a half to three years old with just rotten teeth. It's skyrocketing. It's an epidemic in North America". The Royal College of Surgeons in the United Kingdom pinpoints sugary fruit juices as the culprit of the overwhelming rates of cavities. They warn parents that continually feeding children with large amounts of juice could be damaging to the teeth.
What is a dental cavity anyway? Dental cavities are holes caused by food debris left on and in between teeth. The sugar and starches in the food are digested by bacteria that reside in the mouth, transforming them into acids. These acids could then combine with saliva, forming plaque, which is a sticky film of bacteria that bonds with the teeth.
When plaque is left unattended for a period of time, it accumulates below the gum line, causing irritation and inflammation of the gum tissue. More unfortunate news is that continuous plaque buildup can lead to the development of gum disease or contribute to structural damage in the teeth. Luckily, all of these can be avoided by paying a visit to the dentist.
Dentists provide a host of treatments for dental cavities. Brampton residents will find this helpful as the city's cases of tooth decay are mushrooming. What's left for you to do is find a skilled Brampton dentist to ensure cavity problems will not recur. Visit the Canadian Dental Association's website for resources and advice in choosing a dentist.
Your dentist in Brampton can treat cavities using different methods, depending on the extent of the decay. Cavities can be filled with state-of-the-art resin tooth-colored fillings, fitted with dental crowns, or some other approach. Treatments are often necessary for patients who do not religiously go in for their semi-annual dental cleaning.
Cavities should be prevented as early as possible as they can affect function, comfort, and the general quality of your smile. In a society where physical appearance is often the foundation of positive first impressions, you just can't afford to flash an unattractive smile. Log on to YourDentistryGuide.com to discover the treatments offered by a dentist Brampton residents trust for cavities.
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