‘Dental caries’ is the scientific name for the disease process which can lead to tooth decay and cavities. In order to stop caries in its tracks we recommend following these four simple steps:
1. Balance the levels of bacteria in your mouth by brushing twice a day to reduce the buildup of plaque.
2. Minimise the amount of acid produced by plaque by reducing the frequency at which you consume sugary and starchy foods.
3. Increase the strength of your teeth by using a fluoridated toothpaste to help strengthen and remineralise the enamel on your teeth.
4. Enhance your protection levels by seeing your dental team for regular check-ups. They will offer you personalised advice on further preventive measures you can put into place to protect your teeth.
If you want to learn more about dental caries and how you can prevent them, we recommend exploring the dedicated patient area of our website: https://www.acffglobal.org/for-patients/