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What are the risk factors for dental caries?

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Introducd:A number of factors increase the risk of developing dental caries. Not all people with risk factors will get dental caries. Risk factors for dental caries include:

A number of factors increase the risk of developing dental caries. Not all people with risk factors will get dental caries. Risk factors for dental caries include:

  • Autoimmune diseases (such as Sjögren’s syndrome, characterized by dry eyes, dry mouth, and connective tissue disorder)
  • Excessive consumption of sugary, starchy or acidic foods or drinks
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Smoking

Reducing your risk of dental caries

You may be able to lower your risk of dental caries by:

  • Avoiding excessive sugar, starch or acid in your diet
  • Avoiding sticky foods or foods that may become stuck in your teeth (such as peanut butter or popcorn)
  • Brushing your teeth at least twice a day
  • Flossing your teeth at least twice a day
  • Going to your dentist regularly for routine cleaning and examinations
  • Having dental sealants, or protective coatings, applied to your teeth if recommended by your dentist
  • Receiving fluoride treatments as recommended by your dentist
  • Using antiseptic mouthwash
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