Sugar and Oral Health
Everyone is at risk of getting dental cavities or caries. They are part of one of the world’s most prominent public health issues. “Caries” indicates both the disease itself and the damage caused by it. The 2015 Global Burden of Disease Study notes that it affects 2.3 billion people globally, including the deciduous teeth (baby teeth) of 560 million young children. Cavities can affect anyone at any age. Severe cavities can impede the quality of one’s life, making it difficult to eat or sleep.
There are three factors inherent in causing dental caries: host (saliva and teeth), the microflora or plaque, and the diet. Add the element of time and the condition transforms itself into a true impediment. Sugar and other types of carbohydrates, such as highly refined white flour, increase the risk and severity of cavities considerably.
In their advanced states, dental cavities can result in pain and chronic infections. Treatment can be costly. This is especially true of the dental treatments that require surgery, which are often unattainable in countries where the majority of people have low or moderate incomes.
Dental Routine and A Healthy Diet
According to the World Health Organization, the condition can be avoided when one practices good oral hygiene and chooses to eat a healthy diet. Not only does sugar lead to the formation of cavities. It can also begin a slow chain reaction leading to much more severe problems. Harmful bacteria can produce a sticky acid in the mouth whenever it processes sugar. The stickiness of the acid assures that it stays in direct contact with the teeth for prolonged periods of time. While in contact, it demineralizes or breaks down the tooth’s enamel, which is the protective outer layer of each tooth. Left untreated, the cavities that form can make their way into the deeper layers of the tooth, causing dental pain and possibly causing the tooth to fall out. It can also cause damage to the underlying tissue and bone.
Are Dental Implants or Surgery Necessary?
When one experiences tooth loss as a result of the consumption of sugar, dental implants are a viable option for tooth replacement for those who are appropriate candidates for the procedure. The implants have the same look and feel of natural teeth, and they also serve the same function, in terms of chewing and appearance. Their invention and implementation is considered one of the most important advancements in the practice of dentistry and oral surgery. Dental implants not only restore lost teeth. They have the ability to also restore the confidence of those who have lost their teeth. Dental implants can restore a person’s natural smile. Their appearance is that of natural teeth, and the recipients of dental implants have facial contours that remain as they were when they had their natural teeth.
If you live in Florida and require dental surgery, Dr. Sedaros’ expertise includes extracting wisdom teeth, corrective jaw surgery, and even dental implants. He also successfully treats various related diseases of the neck and head, TMJ, and different types of dental and facial injuries.
Dr. Sedaros is a knowledgeable diplomate of the ABOMS (The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons), which is a distinction that assures that this dental professional is an expert. In order to attain this distinction, Dr. Sedaros had to pass a rigorous examination process that authenticated his knowledge and expertise, granting him the right to practice in his particular area of oral surgery. This distinguished accomplishment assures that Dr. Sedaros’ patients receive the best care possible.
Dr. Sedaros is available for consultations and can help his patients decide the best course of action to take for oral surgery and other treatments. Those in need of dental surgery can rely upon Dr. Sedaros expertise to get them back on track with sound dental health restoration.