Dental Cavity: A Silent Mouth Aliment

Dental Cavity; A Silent Mouth Alignment”

Tooth pain and mouth problems are one of the most obnoxious pains. It can hinder your appetite, nutrition intake and even much more complicated health problems if it is left untreated.

A dental cavity

Cavity or tooth decay is a result of the breakage of your tooth outer layer known as enamel. This layer is what protecting your tooth from mouth acids, bacteria, and other factors.

Due to any of the mentioned reasons enamel may break down. That is when the bacteria advance themselves into the inner layers of the tooth. Dental cavities are one of the most common problems in the US and the most common children’s disases.

How to point out a tooth decay?

Tooth decay at the beginning stages are painless; that is the reason they are left unnoticed, mostly. Even though if you maintain good dental hygiene, there is still the possibility of dental cavities. Here are some signs and symptoms that show your tooth is decaying;

Color changing of tooth: black or white stains. Yellow stains are usually a sign of outer layer plaque. If you leave them untreated, they can as well as turn to dental cavities.

Holes in your teeth: having holes in a tooth shoes advance levels of tooth decay. If you accidentally chip your teeth, it is best to be treated before it turns to tooth decay.

Tooth pain: tooth pain is assign of bacteria reaching the nerve of your tooth. It may be local or even widespread through your jawline, face, and head.

Tooth sensitivity: if you are sensitive to hot and cold while eating and even brushing your teeth, it is a problematic sign.

Causes of tooth decay

Build up plaques the most common cause of a root canal. However, the dental tooth cavity can be caused by many problems.

  • Poor oral care
  • Having stomach acid reflux
  • Eating acid and sugary food; general diet and averages
  • Lack of fluoride to treat the teeth
  • Bulimia disease

6 general stages of tooth decay

  • white spots

Teeth are milky white. In early stages of a cavity, you may develop white spots on teeth. Although if you have any initial stage tooth decay, you will be able to spot chalk color over your teeth. At this stage, decay is still reversible.

  • Enamel Decay

This is a more advanced level; the outer and protective shell of your teeth has been weakened. It starts to break up the surface and is not reversible.

  • Dentin layer

Once there is a lesion on the tooth shell, bacteria can access the inner layer. This layer is known as dentin. A patient is required to do a drown or filling to avoid further damages.

  • Pulp infection

When the bacteria advance themselves into the innermost layer of the tooth, they have infected the pulp. This is the level where the patient feels tooth pain. The treatment is the root canal for this stage.

  • Infection

If the infections in the root of your tooth create an abscess. It is extremely painful and requires oral surgery.

  • Tooth loss

The last stage is where the only option is to pull out the remanence of the tooth from the gum. The extraction must be done by a health professional to avoid mouth infection. Be sure to follow all post op instructions to avoid a dry socket.


Tooth decay is a chronic and fast-spreading disease to your healthy tooth. Follow the prevention methods to avoid complicated mouth problems such as the total loss of your tooth.

For more tips visit oral health website Toothbrush Life

Kelly Hancock, RDH

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