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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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How can you stop tooth decay?

How can you stop tooth decay?

Prevention: Once the tooth gets decay, it is progressive except in incipient decay. Prevention is the best thing when it comes to decay and gum disease. Good home care routine, brushing, flossing, using a Fluoride rinse. Visiting your dentist every 6months. Eating healthy and fibrous foods. Avoiding processed food with sugar and carbs. ...Read more

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How can I cure my tooth decay ?

How can I cure my tooth decay ?

Do's & Don'ts...: Bacteria causes decay. If you can manage it, you can dramatically reduce or eliminate decay. So: 1. Don't feed the bacteria between meals (carbs and especially sugars in snacks do this so eliminate these from snacks). 2. Stay healthy (exercise, nutrition, hydration). 3. See your dentist regularly (at least twice annually). 4. Meticulously & gently clean your mouth (brush & floss every day). ...Read more

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Is it possible to reverse my tooth decay?

No : There is no way to reverse tooth decay. You need to go to a dentist and have the tooth treated- hopefully with the smallest restoration that will remove all the decay while preserving as much of the tooth structure as possible. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove tooth decay?

What is the best way to remove tooth decay?

Not a DIY project: I'm afraid there's nothing for sale on the dental isle in the supermarket that will remove infected tooth material (decay). You'll have to see a Dentist for that professional service. The longer you put it off, the more the infection will spread, so please call your Dentist now. ...Read more

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Could there be a hereditary factor to tooth decay ?

Could there be a hereditary factor to tooth decay ?

Absolutely!: There are people who do not brush or floss and yet they never get cavities. This is due to there being specific components made by their bodies and found in saliva, blood and gum fluid that fight the bacteria causing cavities. These components are genetically coded for in the person's genes. Approximately 20% of the population are blessed with these genes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bad tooth decay what do I do?

See a dentist: If you have bad decay, be sure you are staying away from sodas and foods that will contribute, brush after meals, and see a dentist to stop the progression. A dentist can remove the decay and place fluoridated materials to prevent it from going further. But avoiding the dentist and allowing it to progress will cause pain, tooth loss and more expensive care. ...Read more

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If there is tooth decay, is it always brown or black?

If there is tooth decay, is it always brown or black?

Decay: Generally decay will be brown or black. Unless it is very early in the decay process, these areas can be a chalky white spot. These usually start near your gums on the front of your teeth or around ortho brackets. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Caries (Definition)

A destructive process causing decalcification of the tooth enamel and leading to continued destruction of enamel and dentin, and ...Read more