Helping Patients Understand Caries
This video demonstrates the most common places where caries could develop.
Discuss with your patient if any of these risk factors apply to them
Sweet and sticky foods produce acids that attack tooth enamel
Exposed root surfaces allow bacteria to slip in, which causes root caries.
A poor diet, especially one deficient in calcium, vitamin C, and B vitamins, can contribute to periodontal disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis.
Pits or grooves between teeth are areas where bacteria can slip in