How to Prevent Dental Caries
Did you know that drinking milk can fortify your smile? By drinking milk, you can help replace the essential vitamins and minerals needed to prevent caries.
What are Caries?
Caries, or otherwise known as a dental cavities, is a bacterial disease involving teeth. Numerous bacteria are present in human bodies. When the host is damaged by bacterial dominance, the bacteria are called pathogens. There are a number of bacteria in our mouths.
Some live to prevent other aggressive forms of bacteria from settling in, while others simply live alongside us. This means that humans have symbiotic as well as commensal bacteria in their mouths.For caries to develop, certain factors come together. The most important factors are plaque, time, and cleaning habits. The formation of mature plaque usually takes about 24 hours, which is originally the time taken by commensal and symbiotic bacteria to become pathogenic. Disorganized mouth bacteria are not harmful. Only mature plaque can cause caries and periodontitis. Therefore, it is very important to remove plaque efficiently with proper eating habits, and oral health care. This will deprive the harmful bacteria of their habitat. Without a suitable habitat, they cannot cause any harm. An early sign of Caries are enamel decalcification, which means our enamel is weakening due to poor eating habits and oral hygiene. Drinking milk will help to strengthen tooth enamel.
So there you have it, brush up and fortify your smile to prevent against Caries!