We can not truly appreciate the value of teeth until we feel the onset of cavities. Tooth decay is not a pleasing experience and bacteria slowly eating away at the enamel can make even a full grown adult cry.
Through proper nutrition, good dental care, and regular visits to the dentist; cavities can be kept at bay. While committing to the pillars of good oral health can be easy for some, others may have lapses, and then there are those who do not observe it at all.
Factors such as the lack of basic awareness and education contribute to this lenient approach to oral health. But as soon as cavity strikes, regret can start settling in.
Unfortunately, life does not come with an undo or edit button and one has to go to the dentists to get a filling or get the cursed tooth removed. The pain that comes with tooth decay may serve as a warning and a lesson and then again there are some folks who refuse to take the lessons at heart.
We can not stress this enough, teeth is not only vital to our overall health but teeth also gives support to our facial bones and muscle, thus gives a boost to our appearance. Because teeth plays such important roles, some cling on to the idea that tooth decay can be reversed.
The internet is teeming with methods to reverse tooth decay. Most of these recommendations come from non-dental professionals and therefore, have no understanding of tooth structure and how cavities work.
So what do dentists say? Dentist and Clinical Director of Whitewash Laboratories, Matthew Lloyd states, "Tooth decay is only reversible when it affects the enamel of the tooth. Once decay progresses to the dentine below the enamel, it is irreversible."
To explain it further, the trick then is for dentists to spot and halt decay as soon as possible. When it gets to the dentine, which is what basically forms the tooth, the only solution is to treat the decay or to pull the tooth altogether.
There you have it. The clear bottom line is still prevention. If you want to keep those precious pearls, then lessen the sugar and bring out the toothbrush and floss.