Research Reveals The Relation between Hair Conditions and Dental Caries

Research Reveals The Relation between Hair Conditions and Dental CariesResearch carried out by International ad American Associations showed that there is a direct link between hair loss and vulnerability to dental cavities.

The researchers focused on hair keratins since they have structural organic components similar to those of mature elements.

The findings were so accurate that many prominent dentists concurred with.




Hair and teeth have a common development mechanism, though the main structural components forming them differ. After examining various case studies the researchers found out that, indeed epithelial hair keratins are very important components of teeth enamel, hence mutation in the keratins heighten the danger of dental caries and defects.

Common hair disorders, therefore, have a direct link with dental decays.

Dental Defects:

Pulpitis refers to inflammation of dental tissues. It occurs when pathogens gain entry to your dental pulp via a tooth fracture. It’s associated with inflammation of the pulp occasioned by mild thermal changes, for instance taking cold drinks.

Should you experience these symptoms, see a dentist immediately. Treatment involves elimination of the curious pulp followed by reconstruction.

Dental Decay:

Dental decay is mainly caused by micro-organisms that produce acids on the surface of your teeth, mostly from monosaccharaides and disaccharides present in foods.

The result is demineralization of the enamel coating leading to tooth cavities. Sugar-rich foods, for instance sweetened pastries are more potent at inducing dental caries compared to other foods.

Dental caries is initially asymptomatic. However, as the infection advances, you may start experiencing sensitivity to thermal changes, minor pain and eventually severe pain. It presents a fissure in the surface of the tooth that can easily be detected by a dentist using a probe.

Due to demineralization of dentin and enamel, the fissure eventually becomes stained. We diagnose dental cares using high-tech radiographic examination.


Examinations by a qualified dentist should be carried out as often as possible. We recommend a six-month interval between dental check-ups.

To reduce dental caries without spending a lot of money, add 0.7 to 1.0 Fluoride concentration parts per million to the local water supply.

Fluoride combines with appetite crystals in the denim and enamel to form a complex. Whenever there are lesions, the complex improves re-mineralization thereby strengthening the structure of your tooth.

Fluoride has a characteristic bacteriostatic effect too.

The following are factors that increase the risk of dental caries:

• Eating disorders and alcohol abuse
• Poor oral hygiene
• Poor diet
• Lack of consistent dental checkups and dental care
• Tooth enamel defects
• Combining orthodontic care with poor hygiene
• Decreased salivary flow resulting in dry mouth
• Increased caries-causing microorganism in the mouth