Since childhood, most of our dental concerns
have focused on the fear of getting cavities due
to tooth decay. Tooth Decay (dental caries) is
the decomposition of tooth structure caused by the destructive
toxins creating by plaque, a combination of natural bacteria
and food debris left on the teeth by inadequate oral hygiene.
Dental caries has been described as a disease of civilisation,
especially applicable in the last one hundred years, as man
has strayed from diets rich in fruits and vegetables to a
high intake of refined sugars. Read the ingredients of todays
commercial food products glucose, fructose, dextrose,
etc. -- various forms of sugar.
Modern dentistry has succeeded in reducing the incidence
of dental caries through water fluoridation, oral hygiene
education, and preventive dental care that includes sealants,
and conservative restorative treatment. Cavities
are far less prevalent than they were several decades ago
and may now be managed by advanced technology.
Generally Wiltshire is suffering from a shortage of NHS dentists,
with only a handful taking on new adult patients. If you have
already registered with a local dentist it is important that
you keep to regular appointments. Some practices will strike
you off their registered list if you continually fail to maintain
appointments. NHS Dentist locator click here