What is cavity and why is it formed?
A cavity is a hole made by bacteria on a tooth. Plaque is responsible for this. It is layer of bacteria that continuously forms on teeth, is one of the main reasons of tooth decay. It is also colorless. People brush and floss every day so that it removes plaque.Bacteria in plaque reacts with sugar in the foods consumed to produce acids that attack and weaken the external covering of the tooth called enamel. This enamel is the hard, protective coating of the teeth. Eroding enamel results the teeth vulnerable, letting for cavities to progress more easily.
There are three most important places where the teeth easily decay and form a cavity.
1. On the biting surfaces of the teeth. This mostly occurs in the children. The plaque gets deposited in the grooves of the teeth, and they miss to brush these particular places.
2. Between teeth. These are the areas which cannot be reached by a toothbrush and are susceptible to decay if one don’t floss or clean between their teeth, regularly.
3. On the root surfaces of the teeth. If plaque is left to deposit on the exposed roots of the teeth, a cavity is formed as the roots do not have the enamel covering to protect them.
There are many treatments for a cavity. One can meet the doctor to get the cavities treated, or they can follow the natural remedies. Making use of things that are easily available at everyone’s home, treats the dental issues.
1. Clove: Clove is the substance used for most of the dental issues, including tooth decay and cavities. It has both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that will help to lessen tooth pain and keep cavities from spreading.
Clove oil can be used to treat cavities by adding 3 drops with a ¼ teaspoon of sesame oil. A cotton swab is dipped into this mixture and applied to the tooth that has the symptoms of decay.
2. Indian Lilac: Indian lilac is a substance which has antibacterial properties that kill bacteria which is responsible for tooth decay or cavities. Continuous usage of Indian lilac helps in maintaining the tooth, preventing the decay and cavity formation. Rub the affected part of the tooth with a small amount fresh lilac juice on teeth and gums. Leave it undisturbed for few minutes and then rinse it with warm water.
3. Ice therapy: One of the easiest way to treat the pain of cavity. Ice therapy is practiced all over by many people to reduce the pain. Application of cold restrict the blood vessels, reducing the pain of tooth. It is a general practice that people pack the ice cubes in a freezer bag, or sometimes they wrap it in a hand towel and place it gently against one’s jaw. It easily reduces the pain and inflammation caused.
Following above home, remedies are advantageous in many ways. One need not rush to the dentist for treatment and also they can save their money and time.