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Dental Cavities

Dental Cavities

As a dedicated dentist, I am here to provide you with comprehensive information about dental cavities, their causes, prevention methods, available treatments, and the recommended dentist.

What Are Dental Cavities?

Dental cavities, also known as caries or tooth decay, are damaged areas on the surface of the teeth due to enamel breakdown. Enamel is the outer layer of the teeth that acts as a protective barrier. When plaque—a sticky film of bacteria—accumulates on the teeth, it produces acid that weakens and erodes the enamel, leading to cavity formation.

Causes of Dental Cavities:

  • Poor Oral Hygiene: Inadequate brushing and insufficient use of dental floss allow plaque buildup, increasing the risk of cavities.
  • Sugar and Starch Consumption: Foods and beverages rich in sugar and starch provide fuel for bacteria to produce acid that corrodes the enamel.
  • Acidic Foods and Drinks: Acidic fruits, soft drinks, and other acidic foods and beverages can weaken the enamel and make teeth more susceptible to cavities.
  • Dry Mouth: Insufficient saliva flow in the mouth can hinder natural self-cleaning and elevate the risk of cavities.

Preventing Dental Cavities:

Prevention is key to maintaining a healthy smile. Here are some fundamental steps you can take to avoid dental cavities:

  • Regular Brushing: Brush your teeth at least twice a day using fluoride toothpaste to remove plaque and strengthen the enamel.
  • Daily Flossing: Using dental floss after meals helps clean the spaces between teeth and areas that toothbrushes can’t reach.
  • Fluoride Mouthwash: Fluoride strengthens the enamel and makes teeth more resistant to acid attacks. Consider using fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash.
  • Healthy Diet: Reduce consumption of sugary and starchy foods and opt for a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, plant-based proteins, and whole grains.
  • Regular dental check-up: Regular visits to the dentist every 6 months or annually allow for early cavity detection and timely treatment.

Treating Dental Cavities:

 

Upon cavity discovery, immediate treatment is essential to prevent further damage. Treatment options may include:

  • Dental Fillings: Fillings are used to restore the structure and function of a tooth after removing the affected portion.
  • Dental Crowns: In severe cases, a dental crown may be placed to cover and protect the tooth.
  • Root Canal Treatment: If decay reaches the inner tissue of the tooth, a root canal procedure may be necessary to remove infection and save the tooth.
  • Resin-based Preventive Restoration: Resin-based restoration can be used as an unconventional option to seal small cavities before they progress.

Recommended Dentist for Cavities:

At Expert Dental Center in Qatar, our experienced medical team provides tailored care and effective treatments for dental cavities. Remember, early detection and prevention are essential to maintaining a healthy smile. Recommended Dentist:

Dr. Aseel Khalaf

General Practitioner Dentist

Major:

  • Regular dental check-ups
  • Pediatric Dentistry 
  • Crown and Bridge
  • Cosmetic fillings
  • Zoom Teeth whitening
  • Replace metal fillings

Languages: Ar & En

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Dr. Dalia Elsheikh

General Practitioner Dentist

Qualified from Canada

Major:

  • Pediatric Dentistry 
  • Endodontics 
  • Crown and Bridge 
  • Regular dental check-ups
  • Cosmetic fillings
  • Teeth whitening by Zoom

Languages: Ar, En & Fr.

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