Teeth are often thought of as discrete units, and your dentist might also assign a name and number to each one, but they are part of a larger system, with each one interacting with its neighbor to operate as a whole. Consider if the keystone of an arch secures all of the other stones or…

You can see now that avoidance entails more than just brushing and flossing and avoiding sugar. It’s a complex subject with many ramifications. In particular, your dentist may suggest taking some extra precautions to assess your caries risk and then recommending antibacterial agents, topical fluoride, and calcium to help you control the risk. There must…

Dental caries, also known as tooth decay, is an infectious disease that damages the structure of teeth. The most visible effects of dental caries are cavities, which are hollowed-out openings or gaps. Caries cause pain, tooth loss, and, in extreme circumstances, death if left untreated. In the most severe cases, inflammation will spread to the…

Tooth decay remains one of the most common diseases today, but modern dentistry has seen significant advancements in the fight against cavities. Dentists are now adopting a personalized approach to tooth decay care, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, based on years of an experimental and clinical study. The previous method of treating decay by drilling…