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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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