Tooth Decay is caused by several factors – mainly the frequency of sugar in your mouth. The Perth based experts at Cherrybank Dental Spa are here to help advise you on the best methods of avoiding tooth decay.
Certain bacteria in your mouth feed off the sugar to produce acid, which can dissolve the hard enamel and invade the softer, inner portion of your tooth.
Like gum disease, tooth decay is often painless and can occur very slowly.
Fluoride in toothpaste combines with your tooth’s enamel to make it less soluble in acid and, therefore, more resistant to decay. However, this can mean the outside of the tooth can look healthy even when there is tooth destruction underneath.
This is why our dentists prescribe regular necessary radiographs (X-rays) so that we can detect these ‘hidden’ lesions. Our hygienists can also utilise the latest scanning technology developed by the University of Dundee. The CarieScan can detect very early tooth decay that can be treated preventively.
If decay is untreated, it can progress through to infect the nerve chamber and cause irreversible damage and death of the tooth.
Some tooth decay can cause sensitivity to hot, cold or sweet symptoms. Sometimes there are no symptoms at all.
Our hygienists can also recommend preventive strategies for the individual, including the use of stronger fluoride, sugar-free chewing gum to stimulate the protective response of the saliva, dietary changes and mouthwashes.
For more information about our Teeth Decay treatments, contact the dental spa team at Cherrybank today.
With us, there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach. We always put our patients first. Our patient-centred approach means we can deliver expert dental care tailored to your individual needs and personality.
Our goal is to ensure you feel healthy, confident, and able to enjoy the smile you’ve always dreamed of.