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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
36 years experience in Dentistry
Bacteria: Simply, bacteria in our mouths metablolize the carbohydrates that we eat (simple sugars are their favorites) and produce acid as a result of their act ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
39 years experience in Dentistry
Food : Food attached to teeth, acid released breaking down enamel=cavity.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
49 years experience in Dentistry
Diet/Hygiene: Dental cavities are caused by acid that is produced by the bacteria in our mouths. The carbohydrate in our diet (especially the liquid sugars) are m ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience in Dentistry
Cavities: You need to brush and FLOSS properly and regularly. And you need to severly decrease or eliminate sticky, sugary junk foods and soda pop from your die ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Not at first: A tooth has to be badly infected to hurt. At first there is no sensation at all. It does not hurt to have the tooth fixed because the dentist will f ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Decay: Tooth decay involves the breakdown of the enamel matrix subsequent to contact with acid. Only the most superficial of lesions can be reversed using a ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Cavities: People can prevent cavities if they brush and floss properly and often enough and avoid foods high in acids and refined sugars. Once you get a cavity, ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Cavity: This really depends on how deep the drilling is going to be. Shallow cavities usually are simple but I have yet to hear of a simple cavity. Hence in g ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
NO: Discuss your concern with your dentist prior to the procedure. Most patients request or require local anesthesia to "numb" the tooth so absolutely not ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience in Dentistry
Dental exam: If you can't tell, a dentist can.

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