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hole in tooth not a cavity

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
37 years experience Dentistry
Invasion: Once the structure of the tooth is invaded and damaged by the bacteria/acid desolving process, it can not reform on its on. That's why we stress preve ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Wolter
29 years experience Dentistry
Non-Organic Structur: The main reason that dental enamel can't heal is that it is a non-organic structure without a blood supply. The inside of teeth generally can't heal d ... Read More
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Can't: Teeth lack the ability to generate new tooth, even if the decay is removed. They can build reparative dentin underneath, but not grow new tooth. Cavit ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
24 years experience Dentistry
Yes and No.: They will not make existing cavities worse; however, they will potentially cause some sensitivity if the whitening agent comes in contact with the cav ... Read More
Dr. James Beck
10 years experience Dentistry
Sensitivity: If you have cavitites, tooth whitening should be your last priority in relation to your oral health. Get your oral health in order first, then think ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: If you have untreated cavities whitening strips can make them worse. See your Dentist to assure that your oral health is optimum, and for guidance as ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
35 years experience Family Medicine
Not usually: Most fruit sugars, in their natural whole form, are offset by the fiber present. Simple sugars are much more prone to cause cavities.
Dr. David Duguid
28 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: Hi! simply, the bacteria within the plaque on your teeth use sugars (including fructose) in a metabolism process called glycolysis, to get energy. The ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Plaivech
32 years experience Dentistry
Minor discomfort: The tooth itself may be sensitive to sweet food, cold drinks, or just plain aching. Cavity pain may be mild and short duration, or intense and last fo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: Although in jamaica, they fluoridate salt, so in that instance it can help. Really, brushing, flossing and avoid refined sugars are your best defense ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Tooth decay: A tooth cavity is the result of bacterial action on the surface and core of a tooth. It erodes the enamel and dentum and in severe cases can infect t ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I would not try to: Handle the cavity yourself. This is better left to a dentist. Please see your dentist to learn which options would be best tailored for you.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Call a dentist...: At your appointment, your dentist will examine your tooth and determine exactly what treatment is necessary to restore it to proper form and function.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
A hole in the tooth.: Cavities are holes in teeth created by the bacteria that live in your mouth attached to your teeth. Treatment involves removing the tooth structure th ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Kizy
21 years experience Dentistry
Hole in a tooth: A tooth cavity is a hole in your tooth caused by bacteria which can break down sugars in your mouth and produce acids. These acids burn holes in your ... Read More
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