Formerly it was thought that fluoride acted mainly by strengthening the teeth during the development of children, however recent studies mention that all people without exception can benefit from products such as mouth rinses, toothpastes and fluoride treatments to prevent tooth decay.
Some more frequent cases that give rise to caries:
Experts recommend those who are ingesting drugs that cause dry mouth or suffer from any disease that causes them, it is important to keep in mind that they are susceptible to caries, because before the low salivation is even more difficult for our mouth to neutralize the acids and eliminate food waste.
A more common case of caries occurs in those who use orthodontic appliances (braces), so experts mention that it is important that extreme dental hygiene to prevent tooth decay, since these orthodontic appliances trap many bacteria that can reach to provoke it.
After these examples it is important that if you suffer or not the aforementioned disease or use or not some oral attachment, it is important that from today you begin to take care of the fundamental pillars on which the prevention of dental caries is based that we list below:
- Control of diet (reduction of sugars)
- Application of fluoride (gels / toothpastes, etc.)
- Oral hygiene
- Tooth brushing technique
- Use of dental floss
- Toothpaste with fluoride
It is important that we seek dental hygiene that helps us prevent not only cavities but also any disease or infection, before it is visible or becomes even more complicated.