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dental caries in children

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Dental Caries: Treatment involves professional care with a Dentist. Prevention involves regular Dental care, proper brushing, fluoride, diet and overall good health ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Dental Caries: Prevention of dental caries is dependent upon two major factors: What you eat/drink and how well you keep your mouth clean on a regular basis. Therefo ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
36 years experience Dentistry
Teeth/Bacteria/Sugar: In order to have a cavity, three factors must be present. Teeth, sugar in foods & bacteria. The absence of any one of these three factors will prevent ... Read More
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Dr. Harvey Shiffman
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Depends on age: Deep ding on the child's age make the explanations age appropriate because to much information for young children just confuses most of them. A basic ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eyal Simchi
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
Early: Early caries sometimes present with sensitivity/pain to sweet .As the lesions progress thermal changes will often cause pain (more often cold). Bad br ... Read More
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
25 years experience Dentistry
Could be no symptoms: Some cavities present with no symptoms. Even if the tooth shows no symptoms, a dark color or a change in the reflection of light could clue you in to ... Read More
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Dr. I. Jay Freedman
42 years experience Dentistry
Pain, sensitivity...: Cavities in the early stages are painless, but as they get bigger and deeper they get into the part of the hard organic tooth tissue called dentin wit ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dapper
35 years experience Dentistry
Depends: If at all possible have the caries removed and the tooth filled but only after assessing the periodontal health of the teeth..
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. J BARRY Stovall
45 years experience General Practice
Diet: This is a generalization. Some social classes have diets that are high in carbohydrates (sugars). Access to care as well as making dental health a pri ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rawdin
37 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Both: There is a genetic component to caries susceptibility. Some people are just more prone to caries. However, lifestyle - particularly diet and how well ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
38 years experience Dentistry
Stain doesnt cause p: Stains on teeth do not cause pain.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Yes but: It can if it leads to an infection that gets out of control and invades sinus areas or sub-lingual areas of the jaw. But this is uncommon in todays' w ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
Yes: There have been reported deaths as the result of untreated dental caries (decay) leading to a significant abcess draining into the brain region.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Dental Caries: Dental caries is another term for tooth decay or dental cavities. Cavities are caused by specific types of bacteria which produce acid that destroys ... Read More

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