What is dental disease and treatment?

Conservative treatment is a form of treatment that restores the function and aesthetics of the patient lost by repairing the material losses in the hard tissues of the teeth due to decay or other reasons.

What Is Tooth Decay?

When the teeth are not brushed sufficiently, bacteria layer forms on the surface of the tooth. These bacteria digest the remaining food residues in the mouth (bread, crackers, chips, chocolate, such as sugary foods) to provide acid formation. These acids form cavities by dissolving the hard tissues of the tooth (enamel and dentin). In time, tooth decay progresses and causes cavities, and these cavities never heal on their own. If they are not treated, they grow and cause serious substance loss in the teeth.

Acids attack the surface of the tooth continuously. Elements such as saliva, fluoride strengthens teeth and delays the formation of cavities. Saliva, minerals in the contents of the tooth surface by depositing teeth to strengthen against decay attempts. In addition, fluoride in drinking water and toothpaste strengthens the teeth against cavities.

Amalgam (Silver) fillings, Composite (White) should be replaced with fillings?

Amalgam can be replaced with composite (white) fillings if new cavities are detected under or on the edge of the fillings.

Composite fillings, which were not applied in the past on the grounds that they were not solid in the back teeth, were developed today and made as solid as amalgam fillings. Composite fillings are now used frequently and safely in the front and rear areas according to the needs.

What Should I Do To Prevent Tooth Decay?

Brush the entire surface of your teeth on a regular basis with circular motion, avoiding movements in one area, or up and down.

Choose a medium-hard toothbrush.

Use toothpaste that contains fluoride, which is less abrasive materials.

Do not brush your teeth immediately after consuming acidic foods and drinks. Just rinse your mouth with water. Brush your teeth after 1-2 hours.

Reduce snacks between meals.

If you are using drugs that reduce the amount of saliva, drink plenty of water.

Check with your dentist twice a year.

What Are The Causes Of Tooth Wear?

Brushing teeth very hard,

Excessive consumption of acidic foods and beverages,

How to brush your teeth,

Use of incorrect toothbrush and toothpaste (abrasive feature is more),

Don’t grind and grind.

How to treat tooth decay and tooth wear?

If there is too much material loss due to tooth decay, have your teeth treated with composite or porcelain restorations.

Dental implants are a replacement for missing teeth.