What is the main cause for tooth loss in adults and the elderly?
Early warning signs are:
1. Loose teeth
2. Receding gums
3. Bleeding gums
4. Shifting teeth
5. Bad breath
6. Changes in bite
What is your best defense against gum disease?
How does a cavity occur?
1. It starts with plaque.
2. Plaque is bacteria and food debris that build up on teeth.
3. Bacteria uses sugar to create acids, which weaken the tooth enamel.
4. This results in cavity formation and can lead to other dental problems.
How can cavities and decay be prevented?
Attacking the plaque, by brushing your teeth, regular flossing, and eating less sugar.