How Can I Prevent The Spread Of Tooth Decay?

Timely Intervention/ How Can I Prevent The Spread Of Tooth Decay?

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Tooth decay is one of the most common oral and dental problems, which can cause other infectious diseases related to the mouth and teeth in addition to pain and difficulty. 

Therefore, you should not look at this disease as a simple problem, because tooth decay looks like a simple problem, but the truth is that if you ignore this problem, it can cause more serious problems for you; Therefore, you must prevent the spread of tooth decay.

Easily determine if your tooth is decayed or not

Most people are unaware of the symptoms of tooth decay and for that reason, they do not take any steps to treat this problem in early stage and this issue continues until the person has severe tooth decay. If necessary, take the necessary measures to treat tooth decay:

  • toothache
  • Increased tooth sensitivity
  • Bad Breath
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Heart disease

Effective oral care routines to prevent cavities

People can easily avoid caries and dental problems by observing proper hygiene and teeth. In order to have healthy teeth, proper care of teeth should start from the very beginning of life. It is necessary for people of any age to have natural teeth or artificial teeth, or even despite the problem of toothlessness, to observe their oral hygiene.

Do not forget that a clean mouth and healthy teeth multiply the usefulness of life and the pleasure of eating and drinking, which is your primary and essential need. Paying attention to oral and dental hygiene is very important for the following reasons:

  • Preventing the growth of bacteria in the mouth
  • Prevent tooth decay and loss
  • Preventing and eliminating bad breath
  • Avoid the necessity of high medical expenses
  • Beautiful appearance, help and correction of smile design
  • Not alienating friends and acquaintances from you
  • Preventing bad breath after dental implants

Principles of oral health care

Oral and dental hygiene has principles that can prevent tooth decay and discomfort around it. These principles include:

  • Teeth brushing

You should use a toothbrush regularly pay attention to brushing and do it correctly and with proper principles.

While brushing, you should move the toothbrush back and forth on the chewing surface of your teeth and hold the toothbrush at an angle of 45 degrees to your gums.

Never forget the inner surfaces of your teeth

Be sure to clean the surface of your tongue by brushing it.

The standard time for brushing is between 2 and 5 minutes

After brushing, be sure to wash your toothbrush clean and store it in a dry place

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  • Use toothpaste containing fluoride

Dental floss is one of the most important principles of oral health

One of the most important principles that can be very effective in your oral and dental health is the correct use of dental floss. Between the teeth is a suitable place for food to remain and then for the growth of all kinds of bacteria. 

Acid is produced by the activity of these bacteria, which affects the teeth and the smell. The mouth has a very bad effect and can create cavities on the surface of the teeth. By using toothpaste containing fluoride after every meal or at the end of the day, you can prevent these destructive effects and prevent your teeth from decaying.

  • Use mouthwash

It is recommended that you only use mouthwash twice a week for your oral and dental hygiene. Remember that excessive use of mouthwash is not only beneficial for oral and dental hygiene; It can also damage your teeth

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Nutritional strategies to fight tooth decay

  • Have a healthy diet.

It has been proven that the consumption of sugary foods and drinks can cause tooth decay. Reducing sugary foods and drinks helps to reduce acid production and in this way makes the teeth healthy.

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What foods should be avoided?

Avoid sugary drinks such as carbonated soft drinks, energy drinks, sports drinks, and sweet and fruit drinks.

Candy, especially the kind that stays in your mouth for a long time, such as lollipops, toffee, sticky candies, or candies that melt slowly, should not be eaten.

  • Tooth-friendly foods and drinks

Fruits and vegetables (fresh and whole, not dehydrated), especially crunchy vegetables like celery and carrots that will make you salivate are good for teeth.

Unsweetened dairy products such as cheese and milk contain calcium, which is very useful for preventing tooth decay.

Water is the best drink, but unsweetened tea or coffee with milk can also be a tooth-friendly option.

Chewing sugarless gum is also good for saliva production, but not a good idea if you have jaw problems.

  • Lifestyle habits for optimal oral health

    • Avoid alcohol consumption to prevent tooth decay

Saliva is needed to control the bacteria in the mouth. Alcohol causes the loss of water and saliva in the mouth, which means that the saliva and water needed for the mouth to control the activities of bacteria are not provided.

Basically, bacteria are kept inside the mouth. Don’t forget that these bacteria cause the loss of tooth enamel and put you at risk of cavities in your teeth. If mentioning these things is not enough, know that alcohol consumption causes the overall health of your body to be destroyed.

    • Do not smoke to prevent tooth decay

It is no secret that smoking is dangerous for health. Smoking can have a detrimental effect on the health of the lungs, kidneys, and other vital organs. Smoking also causes cavities and gum disease and can cause oral cancer.

Cancer researchers in the UK have shown that the main cause of oral cancer (about 65% of cancer cases) in the UK is due to smoking. Researchers also acknowledge that there is a strong link between smoking and tongue and throat cancer.

    • Preventing the use of teeth as tools

From time to time, people use their teeth to open drink doors or remove clothing tags! Because they can’t be bothered to find and use scissors and a can opener.

Using teeth tools is the best way to break and damage your teeth! This work causes cavities on your teeth and also makes you vulnerable to bacteria; Because there is a possibility of breaking your tooth

    • Prevent nail biting

Nail biting can damage your teeth and gums as well as transfer harmful bacteria from your fingers into your mouth. This habit can also lead to misaligned teeth and jaw problems.

Avoid chewing on ice, pens, or other hard objects

Chewing on hard objects can cause deformities in your tooth enamel, which can lead to further damage over time. It can also cause tooth sensitivity, chipping, or even tooth loss.

    • Regular dental visits

Regular dental checkups and cleanings are very important to maintain oral health. Ignoring these appointments can lead to undiagnosed dental problems and missed opportunities for professional scaling to help remove plaque and tartar. Try to see your dentist at least twice a year for optimal oral care.

Related: “How To Fix Rotten Teeth Without Going To The Dentist?”


The chance of developing life-threatening diseases is intertwined with the way we live. People who suffer from dental and oral diseases, then experience other problems such as severe pain and loss of taste, which causes improper nutrition for the person.

Apart from brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, it is necessary to have your teeth examined by a dentist twice a year. It is also necessary to avoid some bad habits that lead to teeth damage. If you encounter any problems related to the health of your teeth, see a dentist immediately to have it addressed.

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Author and specialist

Dr. Majid Zahrabi,


  • Board Certified Neurosurgeon
  • DHA certificate holder
  • Plantation certificate holder, France
  • Certified holder of Discogol, France
  • A pioneer in the non-surgical treatment of disc herniation in the Middle East and CIS countries.
  • Under the training and coaching of Professor Jacques Theron (founder of Discogel Therapy) since 2008
  • More than 400 successful cervical and 1300 lumbar discogel injections
  • Trained and certified several neurosurgeons and spine surgeons in the Middle East and CIS countries for the treatment of Discogel
  • Strong belief in patient-centered care planning and participation
  • Neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Imam Khomeini and Amir Mazandarani Hospital, Sari, Iran, with more than 430 surgeries annually, 2000-2011
  • Neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Farmaniyeh, Nikan and Yas Sepid Hospital, Tehran, Iran, with more than 400 surgeries annually, 2011-2012
  • Neurosurgeon at Iranian Hospital, Dubai, 2022-2023
  • Since 2015, he has been working as a reference doctor for the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with Discogel and has trained many doctors of spine-related specialties in various countries of the Middle East and CIS in person/practically and online.



  • Individual training sessions under the direct supervision of Professor Jacques Theron in Discogel treatment, 2008-2020
  • Training sessions under the supervision of Professor Thierry Boye on spinal implants, 2007
  • Participation and presentation in several national and international medical and neuro-spinal conferences
  • Board certificate by Iran Neurosurgery Board, 2001
  • Neurosurgery assistant training course, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran, 1996-2001 (In 2001, he graduated from Isfahan University of Medical Sciences with the first rank in the country.
  • His thesis the titled:The Application of human amniotic membrane in repair of dura matter in dogs.” ( It was happening for the first time in the world. )
  • General medical education, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran, 1984-1993


Published books:

  • CT scan of the brain for doctors
  • Etiology and treatment of painful spine disorders
  • Atlas of diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of spine disorders
  • The most common mistakes in the treatment of spinal disorders
  • Reading brain CT scan in simple language (3rd place in the book of the year)
  • Treatment of head and spine injuries

Publications and articles:

  • Bacteriostatic and bactericidal effects of DISCOGEL® (https://www.researchgate.net/)
  • Muscle recovery, reduction of pain, and improvement of movement strategies in patients with lumbar discopathy after injection of Discogel.
  • The article on the initial results of the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with discogel injection, which won the second-best poster rank at the Pan Arab International Congress of Interventional Radiology (March 14-16, 2015) and was accepted for presentation at the Chicago Pain Congress.
  • The use of human amniotic membrane in dura mater repair in dogs, a study for the first time in the world.



  • Annual Congress of Physiotherapists of Iran, 2019
  • Chicago International Pain Congress, 2019
  • Iran International Pain Management Congress, 2018
  • Annual Congress of Physiotherapists of Iran, 2018
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Armenia for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2017
  • First Live Workshop and Seminar on Minimally Invasive Disc Therapy (DISCON), 2017
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Azerbaijan for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2016
  • Seminar of Iranian official managers, 2016
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Tajikistan for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2016
  • International Neurological Intervention Congress in Iran, 2014
  • Educational seminar for nurses on treatment approaches for head and spine trauma, 2014
  • Educational seminar for general practitioners on treatment approaches for head and spine trauma, 2014
  • Speech at the Retraining Seminar for General Practitioners and Specialists in Dubai (Discon) in 2017
  • Speech in the internal retraining courses of Irani Hospital, Dubai
  • Holding lecture sessions and practical workshops on the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with discogel injection in Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Oman, and Armenia during the years 2015 to 2021.
  • Giving a lecture and holding a practical workshop for neurosurgeons in Vietnam at Ho Chi Minh City University in 2023

Dr. Majid Zohrabi started treating his patients in Dubai in 2022 and continues his activities in private medical centers in the UAE.