Adult Conditions and Characteristics
Adult oral health conditions include cavity, gum disease, dry mouth, missing teeth, fluorosis, oral cancer, discoloration, etc.
Oral Health Prophylaxis and Care
An adequate level of vitamin D can prevent the occurrence of caries as it allows calcium & phosphorus absorption from food into the bones & teeth.
Sugar-free gums often contain xylitol, which is a plant-based sweetener. Xylitol strengthens the tooth surface and prevents tooth decay.
Radiation caries is a type of tooth decay that is typically caused as a result of radiation-induced dry mouth.
Once the dental pulp gets injured, it can't repair itself and may die. This process is known as necrosis of pulp and causes the tooth to become non-vital or dead.
You can prevent cavity after having sweets by brushing your teeth after a gap of 30 minutes soon after consuming any sweet, using mouth rinse to wash away sticky sugar & residual acids, using sugar-free gums, etc.
Pit and fissures are formed as a result of the merging of anatomical grooves present on the chewing surfaces of posterior teeth namely the premolars and molars. These pits and fissures are usually more profound in the molars as compared to the premolars, making it more prone to decay.