If you seem to be more vulnerable to cavities than others it may not be just down to your dental care routine. A recent article states that there are five reasons why some are more likely to suffer from the problem despite regular brushing and flossing of the teeth. The biggest three factors would appear to be:
– Sugar. No surprise that too much sugar is the biggest factor in causing tooth decay and cavities. Bacteria thrives on sugar and cutting down on sweets, cakes and fizzy drinks will reduce the chances of developing cavities
– Eating Disorders. An unbalanced diet allows too much acid to build up over the teeth and gums. This acid erodes tooth enamel which can then lead to the formation of cavities.
– Medications. Some medications affect the glands that form saliva which is necessary for healthy teeth and gums. If your mouth feels dry when taking any medication it is worth mentioning to your doctor or dentist.
Two other reasons some people are more susceptible to cavities are genetics and excess bacteria. As the article points out the best way to healthy teeth and a confident smile is by “regular visits to the dentist for cleanings and examinations” and the full article can be read at