Clifton Hill Dental
Dr Nick Malamas

What is dental caries?

Dental caries (tooth decay) is a process that causes localized destruction of tooth tissue. It starts with demineralization of the hard tissues until it progresses and cavitates. It’s cause is multifactorial, so caused by: diet- frequency and type of consumption, frequent snacking and high sugar content, plaque- amount and acidity. The longer the plaque is there, the more acidic it becomes. Saliva- flow and composition. Lower flow has lower buffering system and less ions to remineralise the teeth. Tooth resistance- exposure to remineralising agents such as fluoride and other helpful minerals.

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Dear Patients,

We are pleased to announce that the ADA has eased restriction to Level 1 and we are now able to provide ALL dental services and treatments. Rest assured our team will be implementing additional infection control precautions to keep you, our staff, and the community safe. Please call our practice if you have any questions or concerns on 9482 6263.

Take Care,
The Team @ Clifton Hill Dental