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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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Will drinking diet coke cause tooth cavities?

Will drinking diet coke cause tooth cavities?

Yes indeed!: Drinking any type of carbonated beverage, diet, sugar feee, or otherwise, will increase the acidity of the mouth and increase the likelihood for developing more dental decay and cavities. My advise is to limit the amount and frequency of drinking carbonated beverages of all types. Difficult to do at times, but certainly doable. ...Read more

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Could fluoride in drinking water prevent tooth decay?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Could fluoride in drinking water prevent tooth decay?

Of course: "Since 1950, the ADA has unreservedly endorsed the fluoridation of community water supplies as safe, effective, and necessary in preventing tooth decay." ...Read more

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Will brushing everyday and using good mouthwash prevent tooth decay?

Will brushing everyday and using good mouthwash prevent  tooth decay?

Yes: Brushing and mouth wash will prevent tooth decay. But proper brushing and flossing are very important after each meal and at bedtime. Furthermore, having a dental cleaning every 6 months will also be beneficial. ...Read more

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Is baking soda and hydrogen peroxide used as whitener unhealthy for teeth and gums?

Is baking soda and hydrogen peroxide used as whitener unhealthy for teeth and gums?

Not necessarily: Baking soda, if brushed/rubbed on the teeth can be too abrasive and hurt the enamel. Additionally, it probably wont be as effective as whitening your teeth at your dentist's office. ...Read more

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Do artificial sweeteners promote tooth decay like sugar?

Do artificial sweeteners promote tooth decay like sugar?

No: Most artificial or "sugar free" sweeteners are not metabolized by the bacteria that cause tooth decay. Not all natural "sugars" are bad either. Xylitol is a natural sweetener that has been shown in some studies to lower decay risk. ...Read more

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Which tooth brush is designed to clean wisdom teeth?

Which tooth brush is designed to clean wisdom teeth?

Any adult brush: I am not aware of any tooth brush that has been designed specifically for wisdom teeth. The technique and way you brush your teeth is more important than the design of the brush. Any adult brush was mentioned only to allow adequate length for the brush to reach the wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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Can chewing trident gum replace brushing your teeth?

Can chewing trident gum replace brushing your teeth?

No: Chewing trident gum can be helpful if it is sugar free as this can stimulate saliva and buffer acids in your mouth. You still need to brush and floss your teeth to remove the plaque that can cause cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease. ...Read more

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Does using a soft toothbrush lessen gum disease and back tooth decay?

Does using a soft toothbrush lessen gum disease and back tooth decay?

Toothbrush: Proper brushing and flossing technique will lessen periodontal disease. Have your dental hygienist demonstrate the proper technique. Soft brush is ideal. ...Read more

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Best toothpaste if receding gums and enamel?

Best toothpaste if receding gums and enamel?

ADA Seal: There are many good toothpastes on the market (have ada seal). None are meant specifically for gum recession, but there are many that can help reduce the hot and cold, sweet and sour sensitivity associated with recession. Also extremely important not to use a very abrasive toothpaste or hard/medium toothbrush--use only a soft tooth brush. ...Read more

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How could toothpaste prevent tooth decay?

How could toothpaste prevent tooth decay?

Fluoride: Cleaning the plaque from the tooth and the cavity prevention effects of fluoride help prevent tooth decay. Keep brushing with a fluoride toothpaste. ...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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Can tooth cavities and the fillings cause permanent damage to your tooth?

Can tooth cavities and the fillings cause permanent damage to your tooth?

It all wrecks things: Tooth decay will damage teeth as they eat away at the structure. Our jobs as dentists is to minimize the damage we cause when we fix the problem. So...The combination of decay and corrective measures does damage a tooth. The hope is to minimize the damage and hope that it stays like that. ...Read more

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Do fruits cause tooth cavities?

Possibly: Hi! simply, the bacteria within the plaque on your teeth use sugars (including fructose) in a metabolism process called glycolysis, to get energy. The end product of this process is acid , which can breakdown the calcium phosphate in your tooth to start a cavity. This is why it is so important to remove the plaque on your teeth daily. Some fruits are acidic too which the damaging bacteria loves. ...Read more

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What tooth paste whitens teeth without making them sensitive?

What tooth paste whitens teeth without making them sensitive?

None: Tooth paste in general does not whiten teeth. They can remove stain at most. Only way to whiten your teeth is with teeth whitening or bleaching products. If you have sensitivity, use tooth pastes that are geared for sensitivity like sensodyne or crest sesitivity. ...Read more

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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