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are dental caries common at 23 ??how common are they?? after fill

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Dr. Gary Chapman
34 years experience Orthodontics
Diet dependent: Your diet has a profound impact on your dental health. We have found that sugary sodas are the worst for your teeth. Consumption of these readily available drinks is bad for your teeth and will cause decay at any age. Flouride is a wonderful treatment to reduce and even prevent decay. Good oral hygiene habits are also necessary for good oral health. Best of luck to you.
Answered on Aug 19, 2015
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Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
34 years experience Dentistry
Cavities: dental caries can be found at any age and those who are younger usually relates to diet (high sugar or acidic foods) and poor oral hygiene the area around a filling can get caries if not properly kept clean
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Less common: That said, cavities can form at any age. Cavities are caused by bacteria, poor oral hygiene, high sugar/starch diet, and an acidic oral environment. Talk to your Dentist or Hygienist about all of these factors.
Answered on Jun 8, 2017
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Less prone then kids: Kids aged teen and younger are more prone to new cavities then those in their 20's because their teeth enamel is less mature and presumably they make poorer food and oral hygiene choices. But 23 years olds can still get lots of cavities if the don't brush and floss regularly and/or eat lots of sweet and/or acidic foods and drink. The edges of existing fillings are particularly vulnerable.
Answered on Jun 8, 2017

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