Dr Usha Gorti seems to have been fine as a dentist for my 8 year old's many cavities but she was unkind, non-communicative and insulting to both myself and my husband. Our previous dentist (who no longer accepted our insurance) concluded that his cavities were due to genetic factors, but Dr Gorti made it very clear that she felt it was our fault, as if we were stuffing his mouth with candy. She was rude to us at every visit, barely communicating with us or explaining the problems or progress. I have no idea what we did to offend her so much that she had such undisguised disdain towards us, although she was nice to our son.
The actual process of cavity formation lies in the enamel mineralization / demineralization process. Four factors are responsible for caries formation: plaque bacteria, saliva flow and composition, nutrient and food components, minerals and fluoride status. Nutrition, genetics, behavior, race, age can influence this process, and however, it has been found that all four factors are directly affected by your diet composition.
If someone has dental cavities, it means that he/she has been eating foods that are unnatural for humans to eat. Those ?not fit for human consumption ?foods are sugars and grains. If your diet is high in sugars and starches you will secrete saliva conducive to demineralization. Since the demineralization effects are exerted by your own saliva, brushing your teeth only helps minimally in keeping you from getting cavities. To avoid cavities, the easiest and best thing to do is to avoid the ?not fit for human consumption? foods: sugars and grains.
My mission in treating children is not only to treat their cavities but to also help them maintain a good environment to avoid future treatments. Trying to get everyone to be as zealous as myself can be difficult to communicate. No blame was intended but genetic proclivity is no panacea. My goal is to educate parents so their children?s diet is rich in calcium,phosphorous ,Vitamin K2, and VitaminD(from the sun) and minimal in sugars and starches thus enabling the secretion of saliva that is favorable to mineralization of tooth enamel. In fact, if your diet is sufficiently good, new dentin can grow in the favorable mineralization environment, and you can reverse your tooth decay.