The mouth is the first defense system of the body to prevent various diseases in the body. However, a tendency to spread the importance of oral care in general health.

In addition, mouth breathing helps in taste perception, speech and aesthetically can affect the way we relate to other people, affecting our self-esteem.

Symptoms and diagnosis of caries

On the surface of the teeth of a thin film form called plaque bacteria. These bacteria feed on sugars that are deposited on the teeth after every meal. Bacteria ferment sugar producing plaque acid attack, causing damage to the tooth enamel (favoring acids mineral loss).

The enamel loses calcium and phosphate minerals and small lesions are formed. If this process continues, the initial injury will form the cavities and, if untreated, will spread to the dentin. (more…)