Frequently Asked Questions: Preventive Care Dentistry
Q1. Who benefits from preventive dentistry?
Broadly speaking, everyone benefits from practising preventive dentistry. Children, in particular, benefit the most because it helps the newly developing teeth to come in strong and healthy.
Q2. What is dental erosion? Can it be prevented?
A dental erosion is a loss of enamel that is caused by acid attack. Foods and drinks that contain acid such as citrus fruits, fizzy drinks, fruit juices and smoothies can cause dental erosion if consumed often. In order to prevent dental erosion, consume acidic foods and drinks only during meal times. Also try to drink acidic drinks through straws.
Q3. How do smoking and drinking affect my teeth?
Smoking often causes tooth staining, even tooth loss, and of course mouth cancer. Alcoholic drinks also cause mouth cancer. If you are smoking and drinking, then you stand at a higher risk of developing mouth cancer. Besides, a few of the alcoholic drinks that contain a lot of sugar can also cause dental erosion or decay if consumed in large quantities or often.