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Can wearing guard for bruxism cause a sudden onslaught of multiple cavities?

Can wearing guard for bruxism cause a sudden onslaught of multiple cavities?

Bruxism guard/cavity: Wearing a bruxism mouthguard will not cause cavities. There is no such thing as a "sudden onslaught of multiple cavities." decay develops over time. The exceptions to this are people undergoing head/neck radiation, meth addicts, and people with sjogren's syndrome (chronic dry mouth). ...Read more

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Can chewing hard gummy bears cause cavities?

Can chewing hard gummy bears cause cavities?

Cavity: Cavities form when bacteria convert the sugars that you eat into acids, and the acids damage the hard outer covering of a tooth (enamel) allowing bacteria to enter and infect the tooth. To reduce the risk of cavities clean your teeth thoroughly (including between your teeth where a toothbrush can't reach), use a fluoridated toothpaste, reduce sugar/starch intake, and see your dentist regularly. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to which toothpaste is best for reducing pain caused by cavities when taking hot or cold things?

I'm curious as to which toothpaste is best for reducing pain caused by cavities when taking hot or cold things?

None: Toothpaste doesn't fix cavities. Some toothpastes help prevent cavities from forming, others may remineralize microscopic areas of calcium loss, but if you have a cavity (infected hole) it can only be fixed by a dentist. Please put down the computer, pick up the phone, and call a dentist before your decayed teeth turn into abscessed teeth. ...Read more

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Does chewing gum cause cavities?

Does chewing gum cause cavities?

Depends on the type.: Sugar free gum, that is gum with artificial sweetners, do not have the type of sugar that causes cavities. These products are now starting to use sweetners like xylitol which has been shown to have anti-cavity properties at higher doses. Chewing sugar-free gum also helps those with dry mouth as it helps stimulate saliva flow. Hubba bubba and bubblelicious are not sugar free to name a few. ...Read more

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Could a large cavity cause bad breath?

Could a large cavity cause bad breath?

Yes but,: If you have bad breath there are also other possible causes. Just because you know or think that you have a large cavity, doesn't mean that you also don't have gum problems, etc. Regardless, it seems like it's time to see your dentist. ...Read more

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Can untreated cavities cause death by infection?

Can untreated cavities cause death by infection?

Yes.: Yes, they can, but usually in this country where we have access to competent medical care, you will have the problem taken care of long before you reach that point! ...Read more

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Can a deep cavity always cause irreversible pulpitis?

Can a deep cavity always cause irreversible pulpitis?

Not necessarily: Depth of a carious lesion does not dictate whether or not you will need root canal therapy. In certain circumstances, moderately deep lesions will result in the need for a root canal... Each case is different. ...Read more

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Will my cavities cause non-oral health issues?

Will my cavities cause non-oral health issues?

Possible: If they lead to infected tooth which becomes an abscess, then the infection from this can be carried via the blood stream to other parts and organs of the body. Best not to ignore the cavities. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible that tooth enamel cause a cavity?

Is it possible that tooth enamel cause a cavity?

No: A cavity requires the destruction of tooth enamel. Enamel can't destroy itself. Cavities are caused by bacteria in your mouth that breakdown sugar, and also by constant exposure to acidic food and beverages. ...Read more

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What causes a stabbing pain in left sinus cavity?

What causes a stabbing pain in left sinus cavity?

Sinusitis: Most of the time, that kind of pain comes from a sinus infection. It can be acute sinusitis if it is of recent onset (less than 3 weeks), or chronic sinusitis, if it has been there for a long time. Other problems can mimic sinusitis, such as atypical migraines. In either case, you should speak to an ENT to find out the cause of the pain, and what to do to get rid of it. ...Read more

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Does drinking of milk without sugar also cause cavity?

Does drinking of milk without sugar also cause cavity?

YES: Milk has a natural sugar lactose and it will causes cavities if the teeth are not cleaned. We most commonly see this in infants whose parents put them to bed with a bottle of milk (nursing bottle caries). Milk is great however you still need to brush, floss and please do not put your children to bed with a bottle of milk. ...Read more

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I have fundal myoma 3cm away from cavity +_4m can it cause abortion?

I have fundal myoma 3cm away from cavity +_4m can it cause abortion?

Unlikely: Since it is away from the uterine cavity it is not in a position where it could disrupt a pregnancy. In addition, the chance that it could create problems later in the pregnancy is small. ...Read more

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What is a low carb non-dairy milk i could have that won't cause cavities?

What is a low carb non-dairy milk i could have that won't cause cavities?

Not a big concern: Of all the things that can cause cavities, non-dairy milk substitutes is nowhere near the top of the list, especially with the amount and frequency one normally uses them. You can always rinse out, when you can't brush and floss. Eat healthy, avoid sugary, sticky snacks, brush and floss, and see your dentist regularly and you should be fine. Ask your own dentist how you are doing. ...Read more

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What causes chronic inflammatory cavities in direct communication with anastomosis ?

May be diverticuliti: Your question suggests an intraabdominal inflammatory condition, perhaps diverticulitis or ulcerative colitis, with associated surgical procedures. Evaluation by your primary medical provider is in order for your clarification, and for plan of action if needed. ...Read more

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3 weeks ago my 3 yr old was told she had no cavities went back today and now there's a cavity but wont fill cause of her age. What can I do to help?

3 weeks ago my 3 yr old was told she had no cavities went back today and now there's a cavity but wont fill cause of her age. What can I do to help?

Take her to a : Pediatric dentist for treatment & to review her eating habits; e.g., does she walk around with a sippy cup full of sugary liquid that she sips off & on all day? Does she " graze" or have 2 scheduled snacks & 3 sit-down family meals at the table? Do you help her brush her teeth after eating or drinking milk or juice & at bedtime? Does she have access to " junk food" & soda pop? ...Read more

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What could cause cavities in my 21 month old daughters teeth?

What could cause cavities in my 21 month old daughters teeth?

Three things:: Cavities need three things to grow: 1. The right type of bacteria (streptococcus mutans or lactobacillus). 2. A food source (leftover food, milk, formula, etc. On the teeth). 3. Time the main thing you want to do to prevent new cavities is make sure you are able to brush her teeth well after meals and before she goes to sleep. ...Read more

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Could this wisdom tooth (w/o cavities) have caused my headache?

Yes: There is a possibility that the way the tooth is either erupting or impacting can be a source of your headache. See your dentist to be sure. ...Read more

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