How to detect and treat tooth decay in its early stages

Cómo detectar y tratar la caries dental en sus primeras etapas | Detecting and treating tooth decay in its early stages is crucial to preventing and maintaining good long-term oral health.

Tooth decay is a common oral health problem that affects people of all ages. Detecting and treating cavities in their early stages is crucial to preventing complications and maintaining good long-term oral health.

For World Day for a Caries-Free Future, which is celebrated every October 14, at YOTUEL, we want to give you some guidelines to identify and address dental caries in its early stages.

What are the first symptoms of tooth decay?

Below, we leave you five of the most notable first symptoms that we can detect in the first stage of cavities. Early detection of these symptoms is essential to address cavities in their early stages and prevent complications.

  • White spots: Appearance of opaque spots on the surface of the tooth, a sign of initial demineralisation.
  • Tooth sensitivity: Stabbing or uncomfortable sensation when consuming cold, hot or sweet foods.
  • Irregular texture: Feeling of roughness when passing the tongue over the tooth, an indication of weakened enamel.
  • Colour change: Alteration of tooth color, which may become darker or grayish.
  • Bad breath: Persistent bad breath that could be related to the bacterial activity of cavities.

Tips to prevent and treat cavities in their early stages

Dental health is essential to our overall well-being, and one of the most common challenges we face is tooth decay. Fortunately, there are several methods and practices that allow us to prevent and treat cavities effectively.

  • Maintain rigorous oral hygiene: Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste is essential. Complement this routine by flossing daily to remove plaque and food debris that may remain between the teeth and on the gums. An excellent option is the use of YOTUEL toothpastes, which, thanks to their protective ingredients, help strengthen your teeth and prevent the accumulation of bacteria that cause cavities.
  • Adopt a healthy diet: Reduce the consumption of sugars and foods rich in refined carbohydrates. These elements can feed bacteria that damage tooth enamel. Opt for a balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and low-fat dairy.
  • Regular Dental Visits: Scheduling regular dental exams, at least every six months, is key. Dental health professionals can identify early signs of cavities and provide timely preventative treatment.
  • Use dental products with fluoride: Such as toothpaste and mouthwash. Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel and prevents demineralization that leads to cavities. Integrate YOTUEL toothpastes into your routine, which provide extra defense against cavities and keep your teeth strong and healthy.
  • Dental sealants: Consider applying dental sealants, especially on molars and premolars. These thin plastic coatings are applied to the chewing surfaces of your teeth, preventing food and bacteria from building up in the crevices

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