FUN FACT FRIDAY – Tooth Decay!

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HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE

Here are some interesting facts about tooth Decay!

Tooth decay is one of the most common of all diseases, 2nd only to the common cold.

Tooth decay affects more than one-four children ages two to five, half of those ages twelve to fifteen, and shockingly more than 90% adults over age 40!_62609659_009552005-1

Tooth decay causes pain, suffering and disability for millions of Brits each year — even with this being preventable it still more disturbing, tooth decay is preventable.

If it is not treated, in extreme and rare cases tooth decay can cause death. Infection in an upper back tooth can spread to the sinus behind the eye, from which it can enter the brain and cause death.

Tooth decay is an infectious process caused by acid-producing bacteria. Your risk for decay can be assessed by our team of Dentist with a simple test for specific bacterial activity BOOK YOUR FREE CONSULTATION TODAY.

Three main factors for tooth decay to occur: susceptible teeth, acid producing bacteria and a diet rich in sugars and refined carbohydrates. 

Babies are not born with decay-causing bacteria in their mouths; they are transmitted through saliva from mothers, caregivers, or family members. For children under the age of 3 years old are free of charge at our Clinic.

Fluoride incorporated into the tooth structure protects teeth against decay by making the enamel more resistant to acid attack.

Sealants — sealing the nooks and crannies in newly erupted teeth, stops bacterial collection where a toothbrush can’t reach. Teeth with sealants have been shown to remain 99 percent cavity-free over six years.

Restrictingsoda2 sugar intake is important in preventing tooth decay: your total sugar intake should be less than 50 grams a day (about ten teaspoons) including sugars in other foods. A can of fizzy pop has up to six teaspoons of sugar — or more!

All this can be prevented!

Fluoride

Healthy diet

Dental visits twice yearly – Check out our Smiles Plans and save £££’s per year!

Brushing and flossing twice daily

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