Protection Against Decay

Dental caries, or tooth decay, is caused by acids that attack the teeth and cause a softening of the tooth’s surface. These acids are produced by the reaction between sugar and the bacteria in plaque, and also stem from acidic food and drink.

How can caries be prevented?

Our hygienists will help you reduce your risk of caries by offering dietary and oral hygiene advice. They can also target teeth with gum recession as these are more vulnerable to tooth decay due to the exposed root surface.
Teeth can also be protected with an application of topical fluoride to strengthen their structure.