Caries and how to treat it

/ Caries and how to treat it

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The beauty and health of teeth does not always depend only on how much a person observes oral hygiene. Sometimes the cause of various kinds of diseases is malnutrition. Lack of hygiene can also be a cause. Failure to use dental floss negatively affects the condition of the teeth, because it is the interdental spaces where food debris accumulates that are most susceptible to caries.

If you visit the dentist 2 times a year, caries can be detected early. In any case, you should consult a doctor as soon as possible if a problem occurs.

There are several types of interdental caries. It can appear between chewing or front teeth. Sometimes carious changes appear on the lateral surface of the tooth. Caries of milk teeth is also not uncommon. And each type is treated differently.

What type of caries you have, only a doctor can determine. After the diagnosis, he will select the most effective method of treatment, taking into account your individual characteristics.

Features of the treatment of interdental caries

Interdental caries is treated somewhat differently than ordinary caries. The main difference lies in the fact that interdental caries affects two teeth at once. And this requires a gradual treatment. At the first stage, the dentist removes carious lesions on both teeth. Next, the doctor places special pads in the interdental space. After that, the treated areas are sealed.

How to prevent interdental caries?

Prevention is always better and cheaper than cure. Interdental caries can be prevented by careful oral care. The entire range of procedures includes:

  1. Brushing your teeth twice a day;
  2. Regular change of toothbrushes;
  3. Use of dental floss;
  4. Annual cleaning of teeth from plaque and calculus in the clinic;
  5. Visiting the dentist 2 times a year.


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