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Causes Of Dental Fluorosis
Stronger enamel: When the ph falls below 5.5, the tooth is demineralized destroying the enamel crystals. When the ph gets above 5.5 the enamel can get repaired using the calcium and phosphate in the saliva. If Fluoride is present the, new crystal= calcium+phosphate +fluoride and is more resistant to future acid attacks. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Bacterial action.: White spots associated with dental caries (cavities) are areas of the enamel that the bacteria have leached out the calcium. With calcium loss, you get a chalky-white appearance called decalcification.. Black, brown and tan represent the decayed aspect of the cavity. Decalcification can be reversed, decay can only be removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 Main Causes: Except for rare medical/genetic disorders, tooth loss is caused by three main things: gum disease, large cavities, & trauma. Gum disease is the most common, accounting for about 80% of lost teeth. Nearly all these conditions can be prevented with excellent oral hygiene at home & regular dental visits. Unfortunately, you can't do it yourself. You need professional help to keep your mouth healthy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes!: Dental caries is the result of bacteria settling onto teeth- particularly the pits and fissures on the top of teeth, under the contacts in between teeth, and at the gumline. The bacteria metabolize the foods you eat, and produce acid. At a ph below 5.5, the acid demineralizes your tooth structure. Demineralization is the earliest stage of dental caries. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is the primary mechanism associated with the role of fluoride in prevention of dental caries?
Flouride: Flouride by itself is toxic to the bacteria. The other way it works is on the molecular level. The flourine atom inserts itself into the matrix of the tooth, it either replaces an oh group or goes into void. This action pulls all the molecules closer together to make them more resistant to acid attack. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No : They are infections, but not infectious. You can' thatch or give dental cavities. If you do have cavities, caries, infected teeth, the infection is very destructive and can spread through your body. Please call your dentist before cavities become painful dangerous abscesses. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A few adults maybe have one missing natural tooth. Can bruxism, in the lack of periodontal disease, cause severe gum recession?
Yes in large amounts: In very large amounts Fluoride can be fatal. This is true of most products that arose very beneficial in appropriate levels. You can potentially die from drinking a tremendous amount of water! Fluoride has been shown in many studies to be a very effective product in reducing dental decay. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Not painful: Dental procedures are conducted under local anesthesia. Unless you have a dental infection or trauma that requires emergency treatment, dental procedures are generally not painful. People do not like the injections for anesthesia, but the dental procedures themselves are not painful. ...Read more
Yes you do: You absolutely do need dental expertise. You need to call your dentist immediately for examination, diagnosis, and treatment. Many possible causes for erosion, therefore many possible solutions. You need to see a pro, not a computer screen. Please call to schedule before the erosion gets out of hand. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer