Dietary Assessment and Advice
Diet is a key causative factor in tooth decay. It is surprising how much sugar can be found in everyday food products. These sugars are metabolised into acids by the bacteria found in dental plaque which in turn causes tooth decay or holes to form in the teeth. With the advent of carbonated or fizzy drinks we are seeing more and more patients suffering from tooth wear problems and sensitivity issues where the enamel covering the teeth is dissolved by the erosive acids found in some found and drink items. In time, this can lead to shortening of the teeth, poor aesthetics and function which requires major interventive treatment to correct.Our dentists and hygienist can advise you on dental dietary issues such as sugar intake, tooth wear and much more.