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How do dmfs, dmft and deft dental caries index differ from one another?

How do dmfs, dmft and deft dental caries index differ from one another?

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 more

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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


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Can you tell whether it's dental caries or gingivitis by how much pain your teeth hurt?

Can you tell whether it's dental caries or gingivitis by how much pain your teeth hurt?

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 more

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Can dental cavities cause bacteremia and sepsis?

Can dental cavities cause bacteremia and sepsis?

Yes: Dental cavities are caused by bacteria in the mouth. This same bacteria can get into the blood steam through breaks i'm the gums even when you brush your teeth. Occasionally this bacteria can cause sepsis particularly when it attacks the valves i'm the heart. ...Read more

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What's another word for dental cavities?

What's another word for dental cavities?

Caries or decay: Other words that are used to describe dental cavities is dental decay or caries. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat dental cavities?

What is the best way to treat dental cavities?

Restoration: Traditional treatment involves removing decay and restoring with tooth colored material. Usually composite resin. ...Read more

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What are the different stages of dental cavities?

What are the different stages of dental cavities?

Cavities in teeth: Tooth enamel is susceptible to decalcification by the acids produced by the bacteria that normally inhabit the mouth. Acid produced by the bacteria first begin to weaken the enamel though this decalcification. Once this process reaches the softer "dentin", the bacteria actually accelerate the process, resulting in a "hole" in the enamel and the dentin. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat dental cavities in children?

What are ways to treat dental cavities in children?

Good fillings.: Decay removal, agood base to protect the pulp, and a proper filling are necessary. ...Read more

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Are there are natural cures for dental cavities?

Are there are natural cures for dental cavities?

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 more

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How to prevent dental cavities on my 5 yr old son?

How to prevent dental cavities on my 5 yr old son?

Brush his teeth: You still have to brush his teeth for him, but also let him do it and make sure he is doing it properly, good oral hygiene habits start young. Also if he can rinse and spit, you can use a Fluoride rinse before he goes to sleep, like act. ...Read more

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What is the best homeopathic remedy for dental cavities in children?

What is the best homeopathic remedy for dental cavities in children?

Sadly, none.: Tooth decay is a progressive disease that can lead to pain, infection, and tooth loss. Decay cannot be effectively treated with homeopathic remedies. Your only recourse for effective treatment of tooth decay, regardless of the age of the patient, is to seek formal dental care by a dentist. ...Read more

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Should dental cavities keep getting worse even if you maintain excellent oral hygiene?

Should dental cavities keep getting worse even if you maintain excellent oral hygiene?

Yes: If you have active decay in your mouth it will continue to get worse until it is treated even with excellent oral hygiene. ...Read more

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How would you explain the mechanism responsible for the formation of dental cavities by resident microorganisms?

Bacterial acids.: Bacteria on the tooth surface are living organisms. They eat and excrete. Their excretions are acids which remove the calcium from the tooth. This leaves behind the collagen fibers, or proteins, which the bacteria can now "eat" and viola- you've got a hole in your tooth! ...Read more

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Is it possible to get dental cavities overnight?

Is it possible to get dental cavities overnight?

NO: It takes a long time for cavities to form and show up in the mouth and on x-ray. ...Read more

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Is it possible for dental cavities to make teeth look better?

Is it possible for dental cavities to make teeth look better?

Maybe: If you think that black and brown holes in your teeth are attractive. Cosmetics aside, dental decay is a disease and needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Is there a possible way to heal dental cavities without drilling?

Is there a possible way to heal dental cavities without drilling?

MI Paste Plus: If a carious lesion is limited to only the enamel (outermost) layer of the tooth and has not yet cavitated, if appropriate, your dentist may recommend that you try to remineralize the cavity using amorphous calcium phosphate plus fluoride. The most commonly used form of this med is mi paste plus which you can only get from dental offices. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dental Caries (Definition)

It's the illness that occurs in teeth. Almost all adults have had it at some time. For ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more