3 Main Causes of tooth decay

3 Main Causes of tooth decay - Dentistry is one of the elements that should never be forgotten as one unit supporting perfect appearance. However, until now there are many people who forget about the importance of hygiene and dental health. And, not only adults are somewhat lazy maintain health and hygiene teeth brushing teeth diligent manner.

According to research conducted in Singapore and Indonesia in 2007, 8 of 10 children of primary school age are already having problems cavities. Even more alarming, the study also revealed that children aged five years Indonesia has experienced problems in three teeth cavities, while the children in the new Singapore experienced the problem of tooth decay at the age of 12 years.

"This shows that awareness to maintain dental health and hygiene in Indonesia is still relatively low. Actual fact could be an indication of the level of dental public health in general in a place," said George Novaro Tarin, Senior Brand Manager Toothbrush, PT Unilever Indonesia, the launch toothbrush products some time ago in Jakarta.

Cavities are the most common problems faced by humans. According to data from the British Dental Journal, about 85 percent of cavities are found on the back teeth, or molars. While in Indonesia, according to data from Riskesdas in 2007, the percentage of problems at the molar cavities is about 90 percent.

Another threat is experienced when dental hygiene is not maintained risk of caries (tooth infection that causes damage to the tooth structure). A survey of the Adult Dental Health Survey in the UK reveals, the back teeth also have two times greater likelihood of developing caries.

Causes cavities
"In general, there are many causes of tooth decay. Yet most potentially cause three things," said George. Wrong if you think is the main cause of sweets and soft drinks. The main cause of cavities turns on human behavior.

1. The wrong way to brush teeth
Although the actual brushing teeth fairly easy to do, there are still many people who do wrong. According to research, the best toothbrush time ranging from one to two minutes. Try to brush your teeth with a twisting manner while looking at the mirror, so that no residual food left in between the teeth. In addition, after consuming energy drinks, soft drinks, or other acidic beverages, do not brush your teeth immediately. This will make the acid instead spread evenly in all gears. Should rinse his mouth used to eliminate bacteria that exist, and then brush your teeth.

2. Frequency of rare
Toothbrush is usually done routinely every time the shower. Brush your teeth twice is a minimum figure for brushing teeth in a day. Rarely cause tooth brushing teeth more brittle and cause permanent damage. To obtain maximum results, the frequency of brushing teeth more often will minimize the growth of bacteria on the teeth, and better dental hygiene. Make it a habit to brush your teeth after meals and before bed.

3. Instrument used
Molars most frequently encountered problems hollow because it lies at the back makes it difficult to reach by toothbrush. Mouth shape that tends to narrow at the back also complicate the cleaning, let alone shape toothbrush head still tend to be large.

Too many back teeth have grooves and crevices, making it difficult to clean toothbrush. Though it cracks and grooves of teeth that makes a lot of leftover food stuck or tucked in there. When not cleaned thoroughly, the rest of the food will rot and create cavities. "One of the considerations when choosing a toothbrush is a toothbrush head shape, whether it can reach the rearmost teeth in accordance with the structure of the mouth," said George.