If you ask any dentist what issue with regards to poor dental health they believe is the most preventable, many of them will answer, ‘tooth decay’. Whilst there may be many oral health issues that can exist as a result of other underlying health issues, tooth decay is one. that in a lot of cases, is self-created, and as such is preventable.
If you then ask the public what they know about tooth decay, you are likely to be shocked by their lack of knowledge. Many will mention sugar and fizzy drinks, but the majority would appear unaware of many of the facts relating to tooth decay. This is concerning, as without knowledge of a problem, how are people meant to prevent it from happening? So, to help address this, here are 7 facts about tooth decay, everyone should know.
#1: One that most people know, but it is worth confirming, that the reason most people get tooth decay is by virtue of the types of food and drink they consume. In particular, food and drink with high levels of sugar such as chocolate, fizzy drinks, and lollies. Alternative, low-sugar, or sugar-free options are available which are far less damaging to our teeth