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Doctor insights on: Can Wearing Guard For Bruxism Cause A Sudden Onslaught Of Multiple Cavities

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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?

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?

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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What causes cavities on teeth?

What causes cavities on teeth?

Acid and Exposure : As previously explained the acid byproduct of bacterial metabolism etches the enamel and causes "cavities" commonly referred to as decay. Another component however is the frequency of exposure. If you constantly snack on sugary treats the frequency of acid exposure increases the problem. Each exposure results in approximately 20 minutes of acid exposure. I suggest limiting your exposures. ...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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