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Are You Less Likely To Get Dental Cavities If You Drink Fluoridated Water
Teeth or surfaces : Dmfs: records the decayed, missing, filled (restored) tooth surfaces in a persons mouth. Dmft: decayed, missing, filled teeth in a persons mouth. Deft: is a count of the number of decayed, extracted, filled teeth in a persons mouth. We use these indices to measure caries (carvity) risks in patients, families, and populations of people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Caries will cause varying types of pain depending on depth. Sensitivity to sweets, liquids , cold, hot and biting are the usual progression. Gingevitis will cause pain when the gums are brushed, when flossing, and when certain foods come it contact w the gums. And the pain is generalized usually. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have dental cavities that only hurt when I hold very cold water in my mouth. What does this mean?
When i drink cold water my teeth hurt with a sharp pain and thenn somethimes with hot water i I have went for a check up for cavities nothing came up.
Sensitive teeth?: Teeth can be sensitive for numerous reasons without there being cavities. Young people often have sensitive teeth as the nerve tissue in their teeth react in an extreme manor after they grow in and are exposed to the environment. Older individuals can have small areas of their root surface exposed and there are more nerve ending in that area. So if no cavities, try a sensitivity toothpaste first. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What else could cause cavities in between teeth, if you floss, brush&and use act. I do not snack and only drink water and milk with one big meal a day?
Bacteria/genetics: You could have a more aggressive strain of the bacteria that cause cavities, known as streptococcus mutans. You could also have more acidic saliva, or even enamel that is weak due to genetics. I would suggest having a bacterial atp test and an oral ph test to see if the bacteria is the root cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Been feeling sensitive in upper mouth area around teeth when i drink water. I had cavities filled there months ago. Any cause?
Recurrent Decay: It is possible that you could have more decay around the fillings that were placed a few months back. Additionally, it is possible that one or more of the fillings has loosened allowing leakage and sensitivity. Get back to your dentist for an evaluation. Remember that fillings don't last forever! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevention: Once you have a cavity, it must be removed as it has depth that can only be remedied by complete removal. That said, the BEST thing you can do, is stop them from occurring in the first place. Proper brushing and regular flossing is the best (and cheapest) strategy to have short, fun, and inexpensive dental visits! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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