What is cavity prone mouth?

What does “cavity prone” mean? This means you are one of those who have decay in their teeth more than others. Usually, when you visit a dentist you always unfortunately they find out that they have a cavity—sometimes even multiple cavities.

When 3 or more than 3 teeth in your mouth are affected by cavities your mouth becomes cavity prone. Cavities are permanently damaged areas in the hard surface of your teeth that develop into tiny openings or holes. At times cavities may be visible and at times or they may be hidden between two teeth. Cavities, also called tooth decay or caries, are caused by a combination of factors, including bacteria in your mouth, frequent snacking, sipping sugary drinks, and not cleaning your teeth well.

Key facts on cavity prone mouth


Tooth cavities is the most common disease after common cold.


Some studies show that high sugary diet or a diet rich in carbohydrates cause tooth cavities.


Sugar is not the only reason for tooth decay

What causes cavity prone mouth?

Many of your habits can cause cavity prone mouth.

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  • Excess consumption of sugary and sticky foods
  • Failing to brush twice
  • Haphazard Brushing
  • Ignoring flossing your teeth
  • Improper tongue cleaning
  • Plaque and calculus buildup on teeth and gums
  • Food locked between your teeth
  • Food remains in the mouth for a long time
  • Frequent snacking and a diet rich in carbohydrates
  • Excess consumption of acidic and sugary drinks
  • Mouth breathing
  • Smoking

Medical Conditions

  • Diabetes: Those with diabetes tend to be at a higher risk of developing tooth decay.
  • Thyroid
  • Pregnancy and menopause
  • Oral Cancer: Early detection of oral cancer can help improve your overall health
  • Anemia
  • Eating Disorders


  • Some people are more prone to cavities due to genetics and poor enamel quality. Weak enamel makes your teeth more prone to cavities.

Key facts on cavity prone mouth

Common signs and symptoms

  • Toothache, spontaneous pain or pain that occurs without any apparent cause.
  • Small brown to black holes in your teeth ranging from tiny holes to large cavity holes.
  • Pain spreads to the entire jaw and at times radiates to the ear.
  • Tooth sensitivity.
  • Mild to sharp pain when eating or drinking something sweet, hot or cold.
  • Unable to chew food properly
  • Able to chew food only from the other side where there is no pain
  • Unable to open your mouth completely.
  • Visible holes or pits in your teeth.
  • Brown, black or white staining on any surface of a tooth.
  • Pain when you bite down.

Consequences / long term impact if not addressed in time

  • Severe pain and sleepless nights in the future
  • Swelling of the one side of the jaw
  • Pus formation below the tooth and gums
  • Jaw bone destruction
  • Need for root canal treatment
  • Need for tooth extraction
  • Need for implant in the future

Prone to which oral diseases

  • Deep caries
  • Grossly decayed teeth
  • Tooth fracture
  • Teeth sensitivity
  • Severe tooth destruction
  • Bad breath

Prone to which overall diseases

  • Digestive problem
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At-home care (Habits)

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  • Use the right brushing tools to brush your teeth
  • Use a fluoridated enamel repair toothpaste
  • Flossing and tongue cleaning should be done daily
  • Use the right brushing technique and clean all surfaces of your teeth including the inner sides.
  • Manage your meal time and avoid frequent snacking
  • Rinse your mouth with plain water after anything and everything you eat.
  • Include fibrous foods in your diet to flush out the food that remains left behind.
  • Limit carbohydrates in your diet.


  • Avoid frequent snacking
  • Don’t just rely on mouthwash for cleaning your teeth
  • Avoid refined sugars, candies, sticky foods.

Composition of Oral Care products required

  • Toothpaste – Enamel remineralization toothpaste
  • Toothbrush- Soft-bristle toothbrush
  • Mouthwash- Non-alcoholic anti-cavity mouthwash
  • Gum care – Lauric acid containing oil pulling oil to reduce plaque and bacterial levels
  • Floss – Waxed coating dental tape floss
  • Tongue cleaner – U-shaped / silicon tongue cleaner

Recommended Product Kit for cavity prone mouth

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thermoseal floss

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Gubb Silicone Tongue Cleaner

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Birdsong Oil pulling product



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Treatment in the clinic (Hygiene & Corrective Treatments)

  • Fillings for cavity prone teeth
  • Fluoride treatments to make your enamel cavity-resistant
  • Pit and fissure sealants for teeth that are cavity prone
  • Teeth Cleaning every 6 months to prevent cavities and bad breath
  • Teeth polishing every 3 months to prevent plaque accumulation on teeth surfaces

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