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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Acid: Acid demineralizes the enamel matrix of the teeth causing tooth decay.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Lactic acid: The bacteria convert the sugars we eat into lactic acid and causing tooth decay.
Dr. Monica Scheurer
27 years experience Dentistry
Bacteria and sugar: Decay is caused by bacteria which are naturally occurring in your mouth. When the bacteria are fed sugar, either simple like sweets or complex like br ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bacteria: Biofilms are collections of bacteria. If they are sitting on your teeth in the form of plaque, they are busy converting the sugar in your food to eros ... Read More
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Dr. Harvey Shiffman
37 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Home for bacteria: Biofilms are a sticky coating that adheres to the teeth in which bacteria live and grow. The bacteria produce acids which are the primary cause of too ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Stelmach
39 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Plaque: Biofilms usually refer to bacterial accumulation in water lines. Biofilms such as bacterial plaque on teeth will cause many problems. An accumulation ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Hyde
41 years experience Dentistry
No : Never heard of this type of reaction.
Dr. Neil McLeod
49 years experience Prosthodontics
NO! you're off track: Magnetic resonance imaging has nothing to do with tooth decay, it is just a way of detecting where water molecules are distributed with in the body. ... Read More
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
MRI & Teeth: Not likely.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
22 years experience Dentistry
Tea and decay: It depends on the sugar and acid content of the tea, also extreme temperatures cause expansion and contraction that can cause small fractures that can ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marielaina Perrone
26 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
It can....: It can if you are experiencing a dental abscess or infection. Remember our dental health is uniquely intertwined with our general health. An infection ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Prolonged infection: Prolonged infections can lead to serious systemic infection when bacteria travels from the initial location to another location. That other location ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Kizy
22 years experience Dentistry
Bacteria: Tooth decay is caused by bacteria living in your mouth. The bacteria use carbohydrates (sugars) to produce acids which breakdown the surface of the t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Acid: Acid, produced by bacteria, causes the breakdown of the mineral matrix that enamel is composed of. Acids from specific foods/drinks will also contribu ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mikel Newman
9 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Sugar based drinks, whether in sodas or juice, interact with the bacteria in your mouth to form acid byproducts. This results in the breaking down of ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Change in taste: Decay, debris, bacteria, acid, and toxins can all alter your sense of taste, and smell. Glad you're doing better now.

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