Barium sulphate shows where food is trapped inside pits and fissures where over 80% of cavities occu rdeep inside chewing surfaces.
Plaque is easy to see at gum margins with food dye but few cavities occur where the the brushing removes plaque and saliva has easy access to neutralise acd and remineralise demineralised tooth.
Cavities occur where food is trapped on teeth and saliva has poor access like between teeth and inside pits and fissures where saliva has no access.
Fissure Sealants forced deep inside chewing surfaces, shows where food is trapped after the tooth is disolved in acid and where toothpaste can be forced before brushing.
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Why is tooth decay the most preventable yet most common disease?
Though fluoridated communities experience some 50% fewer cavities, over 11 million Australians experience tooth decay each year affecting most families. Over a life time, the average adult develops around 25 Decayed, Missing or Filled Teeth.
Evidence highlights an urgent need to review of Oral Health Promotion to improve personal tooth care advice that help individuals develop the skills to reduce acid demineralisation where food is left on teeth and to increase saliva and fluoride remineralisation to prevent Tooth Decay.
Children average 2 cavities by the age of 12 and some 90% of these are deep inside pits and fissures that are developmental faults in the chewing surfaces of back teeth extending deep into the enamel to the dentine junction mapped out with X-ray tomography (like the Synchrotron) at the Department of Physics at La Trobe University,
The first bite of any meal or snack is forced inside pits and fissures under chewing pressure and resident plaque bacteria change any carbohydrate like sugar or starch to acid that demineralises tooth where brushing, fluoride toothpaste and saliva have no access to clean, neutralise acid and remineralise tooth like on easy to reach surfaces where few cavities occur.
Please join SupertoothNDK.org and call on governments and health professionals implement a review of national and global oral health promotion to improve personal tooth care that is evidence based to reduce acid demineralisation and increase saliva and fluoride remineralisation and prevent decay the most common global disease.
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