Tooth Decay

What is Tooth decay?

Tooth decay begins with a small patch of softened enamel at the tooth’s surface, often hidden from sight in the fissures or between the teeth. It can spread into the dentine (the softer, sensitive part of the tooth beneath the enamel). The weakened enamel then collapses to form a cavity and the tooth is progressively destroyed.

It is vital to detect decay in the early stages so we can treat the problem and prevent further damage to the tooth and surrounding tissues. If left undetected and untreated, the decay can lead to serious problems that require extensive and costly treatments.


We recommend the following steps for looking after your teeth, particularly if you have dental decay:

  • Brush twice a day for at least two minutes, just before bed and one other time of day
  • Ideally using a powered rechargeable toothbrush with a round head
  • For adults toothpaste should contain fluoride levels of 1350-1450 PPM
  • Do not rinse out toothpaste after brushing to retain correct fluoride levels
  • Reduce the number of times you have sugar, fruit juice and fizzy drinks
  • Attend dental check-ups and dental hygienist visits as often as your dentist suggests

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  • We had a wonderful first visit to El Nashar yesterday. What a gem of a surgery! From start to finish our visit was impeccable. All the staff are clearly super happy in their work and made us feel so welcome. We had a smooth and informative check in from the lovely reception team then an outstanding check up by our dentist, Mark and his dental nurse. Mark put us all at ease immediately. He talked us through every step, took an X-ray which he then ran through and discussed any follow up treatment. He gave the children a thorough and fun examination and explained the progress they are making while at the same time finding out about them and keeping them relaxed. The surgery is impeccably clean and attractive with a lovely Egyptian theme throughout which my 10 year old really appreciated. Even the payment process was a joy thanks to Tiffany who talked me through their excellent dental plan with such attention to detail and literally the biggest smile! The team really go over and above to make your visit a positive one, Tiffany even noticed my cold sore and recommended a treatment for me! We are already looking forward to our next visit and couldn’t recommend the team more highly.

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  • Every visit to El-Nashar for my children has been lovely. From the welcome from reception to the professionals in surgery. Always making my children feel at ease and explaining everything thoroughly. Could not recommend a better dental practice!

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  • Very kind and able to make their points clear and obvious. Also there recommendations were great and helpful

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