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Is tooth decay hereditary?

Is tooth decay hereditary?

Not really: No i don't think it is. But the bad habits that cause tooth decay are passed on through families. I have heard patients say that bad teeth run in their family, but i don't agree with that. If you brush 2-3 times a day, floss once a day, rinse once a day, see the dentist every 6 months, you will go a long way toward breaking this family tradition. ...Read more

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Ventolin (Definition)

Ventolin is the trade name for the chemical / drug albuterol. This drug is a medicine to be inhaled to open the airways and it acts quickly, so it is called a "short-acting bronchodilator". The medicine comes in both a hand-held inhaler and as a liquid to be used with a nebulizer machine . It also comes in a liquid form to take by mouth, but this should not be used ...Read more


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What are the main causes of tooth decay?

What are the main causes of tooth decay?

Bacteria and sugar: Decay germs eat sugar. They digest it and secrete acid. This acid disolves tooth structure and we call that decay. So, don't eat the sugar and clean really well and the decay rate drops. ...Read more

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What are effects of tooth decay to our health?

What are effects of tooth decay to our health?

Many: Tooth decay can lead to tooth loss, infection, spread of infection to the heart and brain, chewing and digestive problems, etc! by preventing decay, and/ or addressing it early, these complications are prevented! ...Read more

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What are signs of tooth decay under my bracket?

What are signs of tooth decay under my bracket?

Color and texture: Initially, the tooth will appear chalky white, you may then note a yellow or orange color followed by Brown our black. ...Read more

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How to prevent further tooth decay?

How to prevent further tooth decay?

Good home care: Brush 2x daily with fluoridated tooth paste. Floss daily. Use Fluoride mouthwash nightly. Avoid acidly drinks like soda and gatorade. Avoid high carbohydrate snacks. Eat less processed foods and more natural fruits and vegetables. Visit dentist 2-4 x per year to clean area you ma be missing. ...Read more

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Is extraction the only option if you have tooth decay?

Is extraction the only option if you have tooth decay?

Usually, no.: There are many options for restoring decayed teeth depending on the extent of the decay. Consider first off what you can do to stop the decay process to prevent further damage. Talk with your dentist right away. The longer you wait, the fewer your options. ...Read more

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How to prevent tooth decay......?

How to prevent tooth decay......?

See below: With good oral hygiene, regular dental visits and control of diet. ...Read more

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I have a tooth decay infront of my teeth. Is there any way for me to fix it?

I have a tooth decay infront of my teeth. Is there any way for me to fix it?

See your dentist: for evaluation, x-ray and treatment. These treatments are done fast, painless and cosmetically right. ...Read more

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How does tooth decay affect your heart?

How does tooth decay affect your heart?

Decay isn't healthy: Do you think you may be thinking of the studies that have shown a correlation between periodontal disease causing plaque and plaque in your heart? Here's an article with more information: http://www.Colgate.Com/app/cp/us/en/oc/information/articles/oral-and-dental-health-basics/medical-conditions/heart-disease-and-oral-health/article/cardiovascular.Cvsp. ...Read more

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How could toothpaste prevent tooth decay?

How could toothpaste prevent tooth decay?

Fluoride: Cleaning the plaque from the tooth and the cavity prevention effects of fluoride help prevent tooth decay. Keep brushing with a fluoride toothpaste. ...Read more

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Can methadone treatment cause tooth decay?

Can methadone treatment cause tooth decay?

Yes: You need to have a very good oral hygiene care as well as periodic visits to your dentist, probably three times or more a year to follow progression of decay , and give you Fluoride treatments to prevent further decay. ...Read more

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Can narcotic pain medication lead to tooth decay?

Can narcotic pain medication lead to  tooth decay?

Codeine and saliva: One side effect of Codeine is reduced saliva or dry mouth. Saliva helps dilute the effect of acid from bacteria that causes tooth decay. Any medication that leads to a dry mouth can lead to more tooth decay. There are over the counter products that can reduce the effect of dry mouth. ...Read more

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How will methamphetamine drug use cause tooth decay?

How will methamphetamine drug use cause tooth decay?

Dry mouth, soda: Methamphetamine causes dry mouth aka xerostomia. The saliva natural cleanses the teeth and buffers acidic plaque. Plaque acids are what eat away at enamel and causes tooth decay. Meth addicts with dry mouth tend to moisten their mouths with inexpensive sugary sodas which makes the problem even worse. Also meth addicts are largely consumed with getting more meth rather than oral hygiene. ...Read more

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Help, what to do about tooth decay below the gum line?

Help, what to do about tooth decay below the gum line?

Gumline decay: Decay below the gumline generally occurs as we get older. Often we are taking medications that can caue dry mouth and the saliva is a great protectant. Usually the diet and dry mouth cause the most decay. You need to angke the brush at a 45 degree angle an dfeel the toothbrush under the tissue and gently do circles. An electric toothbrush is 5 x better then a manual one. Get themf filled asap. ...Read more

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Can tooth decay be caused by aspartame and acesulfame k?

Can tooth decay be caused by aspartame and acesulfame k?

Acid: Tooth decay is caused by acid, a byproduct of bacterial digestion. These substances are not part of their diet. All the best... ...Read more

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What does be the effect on the heart if you have tooth decay?

What does be the effect on the heart if you have tooth decay?

One more stress...: Tooth decay means there is infection (to some degree) in your mouth. While more strongly associated with gum disease, this will still lead to a higher level of bacteria in your bloodstream which in turn affects systemic levels of inflammation and risk for infections in areas at risk to to other issues. Have that decay fixed and move on with your life ;-). ...Read more

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Could diet pills dehydrate your body and lead to tooth decay?

Could diet pills dehydrate your body and lead to tooth decay?

Definitely, yes: Side effects of the prescription diet pills include dizziness, insomnia, dry mouth, headache and constipation. When dry mouth, without saliva, tooth decay and gum disease are more likely to occur. Your health care provider or your dentist can recommend appropriate treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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Tooth Decay (Definition)

Tooth decay is the destructive process that occurs when the acids and bacteria in the mouth demineralize and dissolve away portions of the tooth structure. This can be stopped with proper tooth care and mineralization products (like fluoride) that ...Read more


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Albuterol (Definition)

Albuterol is a beta 2 agonist that stimulates the muscles in the airways to open up if they are in spasm. Typically the medicine is inhaled via a meter dosed inhaler (mdi), or a nebulizer and also available ...Read more