Monday 14 November 2016

Useful tips for preventing Tooth Decay.

Dr Sumanth Shetty

Tooth decay refers to cavities that occur when bacteria builds in your mouth and start producing acid that destroys your teeth. Overlooking tooth decay during the initial stages may cause infection, severe pain and the loss of tooth. The decay progression begins with the hidden damage to the enamel of your teeth and then gradually spreads to inner layers of the tooth, ultimately resulting in pulp. The pulp of your teeth comprises of highly sensitive nerves and blood vessels.

The major causes of tooth decay include:
·         Poor Oral Hygiene Practices
·         Deep Tooth Crevices and Enamel Issues
·         Improper Nutrition
·         Acidic Foods and Drinks
·         Dry Mouth Issues
·         Tooth Grinding

How to prevent tooth decay?  
1.      Brush your teeth at least twice a day with toothpaste containing fluoride. If possible, brush after having meals and especially before you go off to bed.
2.      Clean between your teeth on a daily basis using dental floss or inter-dental cleaners.
3.   Use a fluoride-containing mouthwash to rinse your mouth because some mouthwashes contain antiseptic ingredients that kill bacteria that cause plaque.
4.   Drink at least one pint of fluoridated water daily as it protects the children from tooth decay.
5.  Eat balanced and nutritious meals and limit the fatty snacks. Keep away from carbohydrates like chocolates, pretzels and chips. If you eat sticky foods, don’t forget to brush your teeth soon afterwards.
6.     Consult your dentist about dental sealants (an artificial protective coating) applied to the chewing surfaces of your back teeth (molars) to protect them from decay.

Founder of Chisel Dental Clinic, Dr Sumanth Shetty—MDS Pedodontia says, “Avoiding a visit to the dentist is not good for your oral health and will eventually cause future tooth decay.” In fact, you should see the dentist frequently for routine cleaning and oral exam.


  1. Few days before i went chisel dental clinic for cleaning of the teeth. My teeth was very dirty. At starting i don't care of my teeth, It became yellow. I was very must depressed when my friend's started me to tease and no one sit with me and talk. Then i came to know about chisel dental clinic from my one of my friend. He suggested me to go there. i went there and make my teeth clean. Now it's look good. Thanks to Dr. Sumanth shetty.

  2. I was suffering from tooth cavity. There was cavity in between my two teeth. Starting it was normal, but day by day pain was increasing. One day i was having severe pain in my teeth. Then there was dental clinic nearby my house name chisel dental clinic. Earlier i was not aware of that dental clinic, because it was of no use. But that day i went to that dental clinic, Dr. was sitting there alone, i thought for a while whether i should go for a treatment or not. But pain was severe that's why i sit there and told him about my problem. He told nothing , checked my teeth and told that RCT will be done. I said yes, you do anything so that it reduce my pain. After Treatment pain gone. Really I was surprised and very much happy.

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