Preventing Dental Caries through Oral Hygiene at Lookswoow
The objective of professional dentists at the Lookswoow Dental Clinic and Teeth Whitening Spa is to prevent such cavities by thorough checkup of your dental health. We offer services in Oral Hygiene also for the removal of dental microbial plaque that can affect your gum health.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Preventing Dental Caries through
Oral Hygiene at Lookswoow
Oral hygiene is extremely important to keep your
teeth, gums and overall health in great condition.
Oral hygiene is said to be maintained when a
person is consciously taking care of teeth by
brushing twice a day, using a good quality or dentist
recommended toothpaste, using anti-bacterial
mouthwash at least once a day and regular dental
A stitch in time saves nine is the age old adage
because it is always good practice to keep your
teeth healthy than suffer from painful cavities.
If one is taking care of teeth in the best possible
manner, how can you tell if you have good dental
You can look for three common signs of a healthy mouth:
O You don’t suffer from bad breath usually.
O Teeth are clean and do not show any sticky residue
like plaque or tarter.
O Gums show a healthy pink color and while flossing do
not bleed or hurt.
Healthy teeth give you the confidence to be yourself and
feel good in general. You can enjoy eating things you like
because your teeth don’t hurt.
Besides dental hygiene, your daily dietary habits can
greatly determine the condition of your teeth. A daily
intake of food that includes nutrients like vitamins and
minerals is essential to keep your bones including your
jaw bone, gums and teeth to remain healthy.
Almost everybody has heard it from childhood that one
needs to drink milk for calcium. Whether you like milk or
not, calcium is essential for your body even if you get it
through other sources like spinach. Calcium, Iron,
Vitamin A, Vitamin B3, Zinc, Vitamin C, Magnesium,
Vitamin B2 & B12, and Vitamin D are needed by your
body to keep your teeth in great condition.
Only a dentist would be able to assess if your teeth are
completely free from any caries, because a person may
have them inspite of the best oral care at home. The
problem with caries is that a person having them may
never be aware of it at all. Why caries are so hard for a
layman to recognize except a professional dentist is
because they appear like a chalky white spot on the
surface of the tooth indicating damage to the enamel.
A common person cannot make out the difference
at all between the tooth color and caries caused by
bacteria. Once it has not been identified, the caries
continue to affect the enamel causing the lesion to
demineralize turning it into a cavity. As further
enamel and dentin is destroyed, the cavity begins to
be more noticeable. The enamel once destroyed by
the cavity, passes the infection to the inner sections
or the dentinal tubules which lead to the openings of
nerves. It is at this stage that the person begins to
experience sensitivity to hot, cold or sweet and
could later result in pain which happens on and off.
Any more delay in consulting a dentist and the
decayed tooth becomes weakened and could cause
internal fractures when chewing and results in
White spot lesions or caries also called ‘microcavity’
can be easily treated before a full blown cavity
forms and is reversible. The objective of
professional dentists at the Lookswoow Dental
Clinic and Teeth Whitening Spa is to prevent such
cavities by thorough checkup of your dental health.
We offer services in Oral Hygiene also for the
removal of dental microbial plaque that can affect
your gum health.