Tooth decay is the second most common disease behind the common cold. This fact seems shocking due to the pain and suffering cavities cause despite being preventable!
It’s common knowledge that sugar causes cavities, but that doesn’t solely refer to the sugar in sweets or colas…
Foods such as bread, fruit, potatoes, and many other unsuspecting additions to your meals contain sugars, which when they act with the bacteria hosted in your mouth, form acids that eat away at your teeth.
Despite the damage, these sugars can cause, no dentist expects their patients to eliminate all foods with sugars from their diets entirely. That’s why our team at Bosham Dental work with you to help prevent these sugars you eat from eating away at your teeth.
Our practitioners aim to prevent your teeth and soft tissue of the mouth from becoming diseased by providing effective advice and instruction. Also, early detection of mouth cancer can be lifesaving, which is why we encourage routine checkups so we can provide regular screening.
To try and combat gum disease in children, Bosham Dental’s dentists focus on advising both child and parent on how to effectively clean the teeth, and how any alterations in your child’s diet may help.
We usually find decay less prevalent in adults. However periodontal disease, the disease of the soft tissue around the tooth and then the bone, becomes more important in adults. Periodontal disease is entirely preventable for most patients with good oral hygiene.
However, it is still prevalent in the UK as most patients find it to be symptomless. Our team are experts in inspecting the soft tissue and the gums to help identify periodontal disease, and can offer advice on oral hygiene practices at home, to prevent diseases from developing.
Dental cavities can only be treated by visiting your dentist. The most common way to treat a cavity is to remove the diseased part of the tooth and replace it with a filling. Here at Bosham Dental, we are able to offer a tooth-coloured composite filling to avoid the appearance of metal fillings.
However, if the tooth is badly decayed, a crown can be made to mimic the appearance of the tooth and placed over the entire tooth in order to restore its natural appearance.
- Eat well-balanced, nutritious meals
- Brush twice daily with fluoride toothpaste
- Floss before brushing daily
- Have regular check-ups at your dentist
To see a member of our team, or if your concerned that you may be suffering from cavities or periodontal disease, call us on 01243 778888