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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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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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Is it possible to reverse my tooth decay?

Is it possible to reverse my tooth decay?

Slight chance: Only if the demineralization of the enamel is in its infancy. There are remineralizing products that can effectively remineralize the small decalcification. For the most part, tooth decay needs to be restored with a filling. Ask your dentist. ...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 ?

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

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?

No: No, the color can vary. Could bye chalky white, yellow, orange, brown or black. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tooth decay?

What is the definition or description of: tooth decay?

Destruction: 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 your dentist can recommend. ...Read more

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What steps can be taken to reduce massive tooth decay?

Ideal oral hygiene!: Floss daily (by far the most important thing you can do, ); brush carefully, watch your intake and frequency of sugars. An unacceptable alternative would be full mouth extractions. No teeth ..... No decay! ...Read more

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Is tooth decay gray and shiny?

Is tooth decay gray and shiny?

Maybe...: Decay comes in many colors and could be gray & shiny, or brown and not shiny. If you suspect you have decay, see your dentist and get it sorted out; small fillings are easier & less costly than waiting for the tooth to hurt or fail. ...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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How can I prevent further tooth decay?

How can I prevent further tooth decay?

Easy: Visit the dentist every 6 months. Cut down on sugar, soda, and carbs. Sugar, carbs and soda are a recipe for cavities. Eat healthy. Brush thoroughly 2-3 times a day with an ada approved Fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, rinse once daily with listerine. ...Read more

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Please what is the best cure for tooth decay?

Please what is the best cure for tooth decay?

Decay: for current decay, see the dentist , as previously reported. For future decay, or lack of future decay, listen to your dentist/hygienists recommendations to prevent it, its a lot easier , comfortable, less painful , less expensive to prevent it than treat it ...Read more

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How to maintain tooth decay so that it won't spread?

How to maintain tooth decay so that it won't spread?

U dont: Get rid of decay as quickly as you can. Treatment can be more conservative, less invasive and less costly to the patient. Good luck and be well. ...Read more

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Could you stop toddler's tooth decay by just doing these?

Could you stop toddler's tooth decay by just doing these?

Vague Question: The question was pretty vague, not clearly stated, and in my opinion, didn't show much sense. ...Read more

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How to prevent tooth decay......?

How to prevent tooth decay......?

See below: With good oral hygiene, regular dental visits and control of diet. ...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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