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Could excess iron levels be causing my tooth decay?

Could excess iron levels be causing my tooth decay?

Not Likely: Unless you are sucking on a sugar based source of iron, iron supplements are generally swallowed and not a source of increased decay. If you have dry mouth associated with the reason for your iron deficiency, then the dry mouth condition can increase decay. ...Read more

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Tooth Decay (Definition)

Tooth decay is the destructive process that occurs when the acids and bacteria in the mouth demineralize and dissolve away portions of the tooth structure. This can be stopped with proper tooth care and mineralization products (like fluoride) that ...Read more


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I really get cofused many search on net say phayte acid cause osteoprosies and tooth decay as it bind to ca and iron what should i do or believr> ?

I really get cofused many search on net say phayte acid cause osteoprosies and tooth decay as it bind to ca and iron what should i do or believr>
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Interesting: Phytic acid is both an anti-nutrient in that it binds dietary sources of iron very efficiently ans well as zinc, calcium and magnesium. It is also considered an anti-oxidant since it binds free radical iron so it is a complex nutrient to fully understand. I don't think it can lower oral pH enough to directly affect tooth decay as many other acids do but it does affect calcium metabolism. ...Read more

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Do iron supplements cause tooth decay?

Do iron supplements cause tooth decay?

Not normally but...: I would think that not in normal circumstances, but I would research and also see a dentist. If you are getting a lot of cavities, you may have other causes. ...Read more

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I have low epo output and extremely low iron stores in bone marrow(aspiration done). Chronic anemia-can be as low as 6.2-8.2 on regular basis Can this affect my teeth? It seems since my dx 8-10 yrs ago I have had terrible tooth decay and poor gums. Of cor

I have low epo output and extremely low iron stores in bone marrow(aspiration done). Chronic anemia-can be as low as 6.2-8.2 on regular basis Can this affect my teeth? It seems since my dx 8-10 yrs ago I have had terrible tooth decay and poor gums. Of cor

Possibilities: It could make you more susceptible to gums disease. It shouldn't affect your teeth unless something you are taking is causing dry mouth. Things that could affect your susceptibility to decay are menopause, vomiting, and heart burn. You don't have to have problems if you take care of your teeth. ...Read more

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What are some non-dietary causes of excessive tooth decay in a 5yo? Right now, all i've got is mouth breathing and osa w/gerd.

What are some non-dietary causes of excessive tooth decay in a 5yo? Right now, all i've got is mouth breathing and osa w/gerd.

3 Factors: Decay is a disease caused by bacteria that digest the sugars found in the diet. These germs excrete an acidic metabolic byproduct that demineralizes the tooth. In this process if you eliminate the germs (brushing, flossing) you eliminate the disease. If you increase the concentration of germs by reducing the saliva (medications) it can increase the impact of the acid ( more decay) see your dds. ...Read more

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Can you offer more specifics of the type(s) of serious illness that can be caused by an active prolonged infection from tooth decay?

Can you offer more specifics of the type(s) of serious illness that can be caused by an active prolonged infection from tooth decay?

Abscess: You could develop an abscess infection at the tip of the root of the tooth. It could progress into your bottom jaw bone or even into your neck and chest cavity. If it is in your upper jaw then it could go into your sinus and then into your brain. ...Read more

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Could drinking alcohol cause tooth decay?

Could drinking alcohol cause tooth decay?

Possibly yes: Dry mouth can greatly increase your chance of developing dental decay. If you are an alcoholic, then you experience dry mouth. If you binge drink, then you will notice that you have dry mouth the following morning. ...Read more

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How do sweet things cause tooth decay?

Bacteria: Tooth decay is caused by bacteria living in your mouth. The bacteria use carbohydrates (sugars) to produce acids which breakdown the surface of the tooth. This breakdown is tooth decay. Keep in mind, it is not how much sweet things you eat but how often you eat them that affect tooth decay. ...Read more

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Can MRI contrast cause tooth decay?

Can MRI contrast cause tooth decay?

No: Your dental problems cannot be attributed to diagnostic imaging. See a dentist to have the decay treated. ...Read more

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Can drinking hawthorne tea cause tooth decay?

Can drinking hawthorne tea cause tooth decay?

Tea and decay: It depends on the sugar and acid content of the tea, also extreme temperatures cause expansion and contraction that can cause small fractures that can lead to decay. Get an evaluation from a dentist to see how your teeth are doing now. ...Read more

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Can it be that a few major cavities and tooth decay cause exhaustion..?

Can it be that a few major cavities and tooth decay cause exhaustion..?

Infection: Cavities can cause infection which affects your entire system-see a good dentist as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Dental caries, tooth decay: causes?

Bacteria: Tooth decay is caused when the bacteria in plaque are exposed to sugars and metabolize the sugars into acid. Plaque is sticky and concentrates the acid onto the enamal of your teeth which dissolves it creating a cavity. Plaque without sugar or starch wil not cause decay. Sugar without plaque will not cause decay. Acid alone, like lemons, will dissolve enamal and can cause decay, . ...Read more

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What chemicals cause tooth decay?

What chemicals cause tooth decay?

Bacteria and sugar: Decay is caused by bacteria which are naturally occurring in your mouth. When the bacteria are fed sugar, either simple like sweets or complex like bread or sugar, they produce acid which eats into the tooth. ...Read more

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Can a tooth decay cause medical problems in your?

Can a tooth decay cause medical problems in your?

Absolutely: There are a whole host of medical problems that can arise from allowing dental issues to go untreated. Everything from an increased risk of heart disease, difficulty controlling blood sugar levels, and of course the possibility of infection. Don't let dental problems go untreated! ...Read more

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Why do biofilms cause tooth decay?

Why do biofilms cause tooth decay?

Plaque: Biofilms usually refer to bacterial accumulation in water lines. Biofilms such as bacterial plaque on teeth will cause many problems. An accumulation of bad bacteria anywhere in your body is a bad thing. Strep mutans accumulating on your teeth allow them to secrete acids that degrade your tooth enamel and ultimately create decay. ...Read more

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Do sugar based drinks really cause tooth decay over time ?

Do sugar based drinks really cause tooth decay over time ?

Yes: Sugar based drinks, whether in sodas or juice, interact with the bacteria in your mouth to form acid byproducts. This results in the breaking down of tooth structure known as decay. Sipping sugary drinks throughout the day is much worse than drinking it all at once. Diet sodas have sugar substitutes which do not break down to the same acids as regular sodas but still have other types of acids. ...Read more

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Can tooth decay cause loss of taste? Had it extracted and can taste much better?

Sinus infection?: If this involves an upper tooth, the infection can get into the sinuses leading to a loss of smell and taste. ...Read more

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Can methadone treatment cause tooth decay?

Can methadone treatment cause tooth decay?

Yes: You need to have a very good oral hygiene care as well as periodic visits to your dentist, probably three times or more a year to follow progression of decay , and give you Fluoride treatments to prevent further decay. ...Read more

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How will methamphetamine drug use cause tooth decay?

How will methamphetamine drug use cause tooth decay?

Dry mouth, soda: Methamphetamine causes dry mouth aka xerostomia. The saliva natural cleanses the teeth and buffers acidic plaque. Plaque acids are what eat away at enamel and causes tooth decay. Meth addicts with dry mouth tend to moisten their mouths with inexpensive sugary sodas which makes the problem even worse. Also meth addicts are largely consumed with getting more meth rather than oral hygiene. ...Read more

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Can tooth decay be caused by aspartame and acesulfame k?

Can tooth decay be caused by aspartame and acesulfame k?

Acid: Tooth decay is caused by acid, a byproduct of bacterial digestion. These substances are not part of their diet. All the best... ...Read more

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Is it possible for tooth decay to cause neurological side effects?

Is it possible for tooth decay to  cause neurological side effects?

Not likely : Not unless the tooth decay has reached the pulp or living section of the tooth. You would have what is better known as a tooth abscess at that point ...Depending whether it is acute or chronic may determine the level of pain which in turn could possibly lead to neurological side effects! would certainly expedite the time one would seek professional help .... ...Read more

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Can tooth decay or toothaches also cause morning headache in toddlers?

Can tooth decay or toothaches also cause morning headache in toddlers?

Yes, very likely: If it can happen in an adult then it can happen in a toddler. If the infant has tooth decay then it should be addressed right away because cavities in baby teeth don't have as far to go to infect the pulp as adult teeth. ...Read more

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Can years of prednisone cause tooth decay?

Not cause it but..: Years of Prednisone can diminish your natural immunity which can allow bacteria to cause more rapidly advancing tooth decay. ...Read more

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